Tompkins wins award

Lilley cricketer Gareth Tompkins was named as The Broadview Windows North Herts League s Division Two player of the year. This was at the league s annual presentation night on Saturday at Crawley Green Social Club. The 21-year-old Cape Town born all-round

Lilley cricketer Gareth Tompkins was named as The Broadview Windows North Herts League's Division Two player of the year.

This was at the league's annual presentation night on Saturday at Crawley Green Social Club.

The 21-year-old Cape Town born all-rounder was nominated by the league's other teams after a string of fine performances.

This saw him finish the league season with 568 runs at an average of over 51, including a season's best 155 off only 83 balls against Bramfield. Tompkins also picked up 14 wickets at 16.5 runs apiece.


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Lilley have also completed their third annual tour to the Balearic Island of Mallorca, with the series once again being tied one all.

* The Bennett brothers from Datchworth were recognised at the club's annual awards evening on Friday.

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The boys shared the batting trophy, with Luke scoring 1,152 runs at an average of 46, and Tom 921 at an average of 43 (including four centuries).

The bowling trophy went to under-17 Reece Pybus who took 49 wickets for the senior sides this year.

The catching trophy was held again by Will Nash, with 21.

Luke Bennett returned to the stage to receive the matchless trophy for the best performance - recognising his unbeaten 204 against Weston, part of a 326-run partnership with brother Tom (135no).

The most improved player was also Luke Bennett.

Player of the year awards for the respective Herts League teams went to Matt Budd, Gary Hyams and Dave Edwards, while Tom Bennett won the accolade on Sundays.

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