Nidderdale League to honour star performers

Wath and Melmerby's Bobby Hilton is the Theakston Nidderdale League's player of the year
Wath and Melmerby's Bobby Hilton is the Theakston Nidderdale League's player of the year

This year’s Theakston Nidderdale League end of season presentation dinner will take place at The Pavilions of Harrogate on Friday evening.

Trophies and awards will be presented by comedian Gary Marshall and Sky Sports pundit and ex-Kent captain David Fulton, who will also be speaking on the night.

All clubs and life members have received invitations and honorary league secretary Graham Hyde is hopeful that all those in attendance will enjoy a “fabulous night.”

The Theakston Player of the Year goes to Wath and Melmerby’s Bobby Hillton who scored 1,108 runs and took 42 wickets.

The Theakston Hospitality award goes to North Stainley.

Champions Ouseburn will receive the Division One silverware, while three new trophies will be awarded this year.

The Wilf Wigglesworth Trophy for Most Wickets in a Season goes to Simon Taylor of Boroughbridge and Staveley who bagged 49 scalps.

Dacre Banks’ Chris Eckford took 33 dismissals behind the stumps to earn the Eric and Alex Houseman Trophy.

Bobby Hilton takes the Erik Thompson Trophy for Most Runs in a Season thanks to his total of more than 1,100.

James Riley takes the Albert Willis Trophy for the highest score of the season. Riley hit 224 not out against Hampsthwaite while playing for Birstwith.

Burton Leonard’s overseas star, Nicky Smith, takes the other Willis Trophy after taking 9-23 also against Hampsthwaite.