Harry Bradley with the Bill and Valerie Palmer Cup.
CRICKET HARRY Bradley was the big winner at the IW Cricket Board’s county age group presentation evening at Newclose last month.
The youngster won the Bill and Valerie Palmer Award, for being the young cricketer of the year.
It was his excellent attitude on and off the field, as well as his fine work ethic and performances during the season for the IW under-17s, which earned him the prize.
There were awards for batting, bowling, fielding and a player of the year for each county team, and the strength in depth across all age groups was reflected in the fact that no one player won more than one award.
The evening was hosted by the chair of the county teams committee, Angus Robertson, who thanked all the volunteers who help throughout the year.
He explained the difficulties experienced earlier in the season due to the poor weather, but praised the great progress made across all of the squads once again this season, especially the under-tens and under-11s, who won six out of seven games, including two convincing victories at the Malvern Festival for the under-tens.
The awards on the night were presented by IW Cricket Board chairman Ron Cook and IW Cricket Board performance manager Elliot Wilson.
On Wednesday the board held its league presentation evening at Ryde Cricket Club, see next week’s paper for a report and pictures.
• Results and picture of all the main winners from the IW Cricket Board’s county presentation evening in the Friday, October 12, County Press.