AN Adlington cricket stalwart has been honoured with a prestigious award.

Liz Chamberlain has been named Lancashire Cricket’s AO Volunteer of the Year in recognition of her 36 years involved with the Huyton Road club in a variety of roles.

The treasurer and administrator was one of four monthly winners across the summer put forward for the end-of-year gong at the Red Rose county’s end-of-season awards at Old Trafford.

Chamberlain came out on top at the ceremony where she was accompanied by her husband Nick, the Adlington chairman.

“I would like to congratulate Liz on being awarded AO Volunteer of the Year,” said Lancashire Cricket’s Head of Cricket Business, Warren Hegg.

“We had four extremely strong candidates and I know it was not an easy decision for the team at AO in picking a winner.

“Liz’s dedication shone through and her tireless work in all areas ensures Adlington CC continues to function, providing a key asset to the local community and to junior cricket in the area.

“After 36 years of being involved with the club, this is only a small way in which we can recognise her outstanding years of service.”

Her wide-ranging service to Adlington has seen Chamberlain help rebuild the club’s finances.

She also has a major role in junior cricket at Huyton Road, leading the club’s on-going ECB Clubmark Accreditation and holding the position of welfare officer.

The club have this summer become an All Stars Cricket Centre with Chamberlain also spending time in local schools promotion the junior section.

She is also no stranger to serving behind the bar or making teas on a match-day.

Winning the monthly award in June saw Adlington get a visit from Lancashire’s Danny Lamb with the all-rounder presenting them with a 55-inch TV for the clubhouse.

Friday night’s awards ceremony at The Point also saw Bolton’s rising star Josh Bohannon named the club’s young player of the year after his breakthrough campaign with the bat.