Rimmington takes South Kirkby cricket awards double

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JAKE Rimmington enjoyed an awards double at South Kirkby Colliery Cricket Club’s end-of-season presentation night.

Rimmington took the batting averages for the club’s promotion-winning first eleven, with 644 runs at an average of 40.03, and also won the Players’ Player of the Year accolade.

Kirkby won promotion to Pontefract League Division 1 and also reached the final of the Yorkshire Council Play-Offs and captain Dave Rollin led by example, taking the bowling award with 48 wickets to an average of 7.9 runs.

For Kirkby’s second string, who enjoyed a good season in Division 4, Dylan Morgan topped the batting averages with 206 runs at an average of 20.06, while Max Heritage was top bowler with 25 wickets at an average of ten runs.

Moran took the Tom Swift award for best under-17s player and Heritage was Unison Junior Player of the Year and second eleven Players’ Player of the Year.

Rollin was Senior Player of the Year, Adam Rollin was John Morris Most Improved Player of the Year, Matthew Bowering took the Horace Clarke award and Chris Beaumont won the Harry Carey award for sporting achievement.

Clubman of the Year went to Steve Morgan for his generous help with most teams throughout the season, including playing, scoring, managing and fundraising.

Brayden Clark was top batter for the club’s Sunday side, who play in the Barnsley and District Cricket League.

Clark scored 395 runs with an average of 49.38, while Dylan Moran was top bowler with 20 wickets at an average of 11.05 runs. Joe Stringfellow was the Clubman of the Year.

Despite the heavy rain that thwarted plenty of play over the season, the Millars Walk club enjoyed a season to remember.

Max Heritage and Adam Rollin featured for Yorkshire U15s in their annual match at South Kirkby and Aimee Danks won the Pontefract League U15s Bowling award.

See this week’s Hemsworth and South Elmsall Express for all the latest sports news from around the area.