FIVE young cricketers from a Yeadon team have been awarded prizes for their superb performance throughout the season.

The budding players from Green Lane Cricket Club’s under 11s mixed team won their awards from White Cross Vets which became the team’s official new kit sponsor earlier this year. The Guiseley veterinary practice also sponsored two trophies at the team’s prizegiving event.

Finlay Walker won the batting prize after scoring 120 runs during the season and Eva Lewis was rewarded for her bowling performance, which saw her take 34 wickets. The managers award was presented to Lewis Baldwin for his commitment to the game.

In addition, the White Cross Vets award for improvement was given to Charlotte Lewis, for taking her first wickets and scoring 25 runs. The White Cross Vets award for moment of the season was given to Zane Watson who took three wickets and made an outstanding catch in a match against Horsforth.

The trophies were presented by clinic director Tom Ward.

He said: “As a practice with an 80-year history in Guiseley, it’s great to support this young local cricket team which gives boys and girls the opportunity to learn the sport. It’s clear that everyone involved thoroughly enjoys playing cricket and we were delighted to be a part of the team’s prizegiving event.”

Green Lane Cricket Club’s under-11s was launched by coach, Rachel Lewis, after her daughter watched her older brother playing cricket and decided she wanted to play. As there were no other girls at the club, Rachel decided to take English Cricket Board approved coaching qualifications, in the hope that a female coach would help to attract more girls.

She said: “This was only the team’s third season and it’s been great fun, with lots of exciting moments and the whole team have done extremely well, but these five individuals enjoyed a particularly memorable summer. It’s great to reward them with these prizes and we’re already planning for next year.”