Heavy Woollen players to receive host of awards

Heavy Woollen players to receive host of awards

Players from across the Heavy Woollen district are set to receive awards at the Bradford Cricket League presentation dinner at Headingley on November 17. 

Treble-winners Hanging Heaton have two players who will pick up individual awards for the best batting and bowling averages in the Premier Division. 

Nick Connolly scored a total of 1,165 runs throughout the course of last season, the most of any batsman across all Bradford League divisions, with a superb average of 89.62.

Connolly and Gary Fellows also made the highest-scoring opening partnership with 146 runs. 

Muhammed Rameez took 57 wickets throughout the season and had the highest average of 10.56. 

Hartshead bowler Iain Wardlaw was the highest wicket-taker across all the divisions, with 76 wickets taken in 2017.

Mally Nicholson from Cleckheaton was the deadliest wicket keeper in the first XI divisions with 12 stumpings.

In Championship Two Hartshead Moor’s Mohammed Khan topped the batting average chart with an average of 86.69 from his 1127 runs. 

Asif Ali of Liversedge earned the best bowling average, with 8.33 from 63 wickets.  

In the seconds’ Championship One, Matthew Hirst and Harvey Lockwood, both from Gomersal, will also receive awards. 

Hirst took 57 wickets with an average of 9.65, Lockwood claimed 30 victims from behind the stumps with 21 catches and nine stumpings, earning the best wicketkeeper accolade. 

In the Conference second XI league Jonathan Trevitt of Liversedge had the highest batting average at 64.67. 

Trevitt’s teammate Adam Clarke had the best bowling average, with 7.47 from 45 wickets.

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