THE town's junior cricket stars were rewarded for their achievements during this summer's season at the Anthony Axford Bolton Cricket League's junior presentation night.

All the team and individual winners were presented with their prizes at the Holiday Inn in Bolton town centre on Thursday, November 16 in front of almost 200 players, their families and club and league officials.

Guest of honour, Bolton League life president Frank Hinks, paid tribute to junior officials Mike Buckley and John Hutchinson who organised the evening, along with Tracey Brooks and Mike Cregan.

The prestigious most promising young player award, whose previous recipients include county players Karl Krikken, Ronnie Irani, Haseeb Hameed and Matthew Parkinson, was won by Heaton's Joe Ball, and the inter-league player of the year award went to Lewis Haycock.

The night was the culmination of another successful junior season in the Bolton League and planning has already begun for next season.

Full list of prize winners:

Team awards


Sykes Cup champions – Horwich.

J D Bond Cup runners-up – Heaton.

Jake Tatlock winners – Eagley.


Baldwin Cup champions – Heaton

Ainsworth Trophy runners-up – Horwich

Mervyn Porter Trophy joint winners – Bradshaw and Horwich.


Clitheroe Memorial Trophy champions – Bradshaw.

Pairs champions – Farnworth Social Circle.

Lansdale Trophy runners-up – Westhoughton.

Pairs runners-up – Farnworth.

Harrison Cup winners – Farnworth Social Circle.


Joint champions – Little Hulton and Horwich.

Runners-up: Farnworth Social Circle.

Cup winners: Heaton.

Individual awards

U18s League

Batting: Marcus Haydock (Horwich) 3-2-(46) – 118 – average 118.

Bowling: T J Pindoria (Westhoughton) 11-1-39-7 – average 5.57.

Fielding: Rizwan Pervez (Farnworth) 3.

Connor Kirkham (Westhoughton) 3.

Nathan Taylor (Westhoughton) 3.

Wicketkeeping: Connor Thomson (Farnworth Social Circle) 4-2 = total 6.

Best bowling in one match: Aiden Constantine (Farnworth) 14-6 v Westhoughton.

U15s League

Batting: Luca Williams-Denton (Heaton) 10-7-(45 not out) – 321 – average 107.

Bowling: Charlie Cooper (Darcy Lever) 10-0-63-12 – Average 5.25.

Fielding: Tom Sleigh (Heaton) 9.

Wicketkeeping: Charlie Gibson (Farnworth Social Circle) 6-5 = total 11.

U13s League


Batting: Jack Stanley (Little Hulton) 12-12-(32*) – 315 – average 315.

Bowling: Harvey Seigne (Eagley) 37-12-77-16 – average 4.81.

Fielding: Cian Dickinson (Bradshaw) 10.

Wicketkeeping: Ben Price (Blackrod) 11-2 = total 13.

U13s Pairs League


Batting: Charlie Gibson (Farnworth Social Circle) 14-10-(55 not out) – 366 – average 91.5.

Bowling: Samuel Barnett (Farnworth Social Circle) 25-17-62-14 – average 4.43.

Fielding: Harvey Westhead (Farnworth Social Circle) 7.

Wicketkeeping: Charlie Gibson (Farnworth Social Circle) 11-11 = total 22.

U16s most promising young player: Joe Ball (Heaton).