Yeadon’s cricket secretary Patrick Macartney may have died the previous weekend aged only 54 but the club were determined that last Friday’s JCT600 Bradford League annual dinner at the Cedar Court Hotel would be a celebration of his life rather than a wake.

“It is the way he would have wanted it,” said Yeadon’s chairman Duncan Sloane at the dinner.

And Yeadon helped things along by winning three awards – Ben Elvidge as Young Spin Bowler of the Year, Ryan Mooney (second XI Division One batting) and Damon Gormley (first XI Division Two bowling).