SCORES of young cricketers were rewarded for development and success at Kidderminster Cricket Club’s junior presentation evening.

Handing out the honours to the best performers across eight age groups, plus u11 girls and women’s softball, was Worcestershire County 2nd XI captain Olly Westbury.

The Rob Wood Shield for clubman of the year went to rising star 16-year-old Joe Miszkowski for dedication on and off the field since he was under-9.

The Harvey Wagstaff Memorial Trophy for the Most Outstanding Feat was awarded to u13 keeper batsman Dan Newton for taking two catches, a stumping and scoring 43 match-winning runs in his debut for the club’s Worcestershire League 2nd XI.

The Reg Bridgewater Award for Most Enthusiastic player was presented to u13 Harry Roberts.

With seven 50s under his belt, u15 Elliot Small received the new Alan Smith Award for the most retirements in a season.

The shield is in memory of u13 batsman Toby Smith‘s father, a good friend of the junior section, who died suddenly just two weeks earlier.

Westbury also presented medals to players from u8 to u15 and certificates for 5-wicket hauls went to Josh Longmore and Sam Wright.

Highlights of the season included the u15’s winning the county cup and u13’s winning the pairs final.