ILKLEY Cricket Club were pleased that their neighbour, Ilkley Rugby Club could host their annual presentation night.

The cricket club have just enjoyed their most successful season for over fifty years.

The evening started on a high note with U15 Captain, Tommy Dover presenting his team’s individual and collective highlights – the team winning two League titles, last achieved in 2003. His entertaining speech was laced with great humour and when appropriate, gravitas.

He was followed by a double act of the two Joe’s – Varley and McTigue, praising the efforts of the third team and particularly extolling the contributions made by the many juniors making their debuts in senior league cricket.

Second team Captain, Andrew Wheeler, made his contribution in rhyme to highlight the fantastic triumph with his team gaining promotion to Division Three when in 2020 they will be playing a high number of other club’s first teams.

The evening concluded with acting First team captain, Henry Wilson, summarising the values of club cricket – healthy but fair competition, the support given to and provided by players themselves, the invaluable contribution by volunteers and the support given by parents and friends of the club.

The evening was hosted and organised brilliantly by Terry Pattinson.

Individual winners

U15’s: Batting Tommy Dover, Bowling Louis Carter, Most Improved player Jake Thompson

Third team: Batting Andy Walsh, Bowling Jake Ross (U15) Fielding – all Under 15’s

Second team: Batting Terry Pattinson, Bowling Robert Wheeler, Fielding James Pearson

First team: Batting Dave Pennett, Bowling Paul Dover, Fielding William Spivey

The evening concluded with Junior Clubman of the Year presented by Chairman Nic Fearnley – shared by brothers Isaac and Woodie Luffman