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Simon Ward Houghton Main CC presented with Cricket World Rigby Taylor 100 Club Award

The presentation, one of the five Cricket World Rigby Taylor 100 Club Awards, was made today at Houghton Main CC, in Yorkshire to Simon Ward.

Simon Ward was selected as one of the five winners to be recognised for their ‘100’ in 2019, scoring against Astwood Bank CC in the semi-final of Village Cup.

“With his side struggling and the hosts on top early on Simon dug in for 8 off 38 balls and scrapped his way to 50; before unleashing to bring up a ton from 106 balls taking the side to Lord's”

Alastair Symondson, pictured above with Simon Ward commented: “ We are delighted to be running these Awards with our sponsors’ Rigby Taylor, the UK's leading supplier of products for the construction, maintenance and improvement of sports, amenity and landscape areas.

When we launched the Awards, earlier in the year, we wanted to recognise the special moments with the bat and it was an outstanding achievement by Simon to take his team into the Village Cup Final at Lord’s; but we also wanted to recognise, in some small way, the hardwork that groundcare individuals do in preparing the surfaces that they play on as well.”

Others with Simon and Alastair as part of the Awards : Nik Blesic (Sales Manager Rigby Taylor), Ernie Heseltine (Groundsman) and Alan Haynes - Groundsman (not pictured)

Five players were selected to win a brand new GM Cricket Bat and a £350 Grass Seed/Fertlizer (Cricket Ground Renovation) Vouchers for their club – watch out for the other Award winning presentations being made around the country.

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