TEENAGER Adam Nichol scooped Ashington Cricket Club’s prestigious Player of the Year award for 2010 on Saturday when the club held their annual dinner at the Miners Institute.
Adam, 15, scored 900 runs and took 85 wickets last season for various sides under the Langwell Crescent umbrella.
And he was taken aback by the award voted by his fellow players.
“It came as a complete surprise,” he said.
“I was thrilled and happy that I got the award - now I need to keep up the hard work and to try and improve more.”
Adam scored his first half century at county level and with his statistics from the county in addition to Ashington CC, actually broke through the 1000 runs barrier for the season.
Cricket Club chairman Martin Thewlis said: “Statistics speak for themselves. In the same season Adam cemented a place in our second team and also got into the North of England side.
“There was no one else the award could go to.
“He really deserved the accolade and it is just rewards for Adam who has got an incredible work ethic combined with great cricketing ability.”
Other presentations, on a night superbly organised by Steve Nichol and in front of a turn out of 90 people, included - first XI batting: Simon Prudhoe (483 runs); first XI bowling award: Craig Wood (37 wickets); second XI batting: Andrew Gray (520 runs); second XI bowling : Matty Hetherington (24 wickets); third XI batting: Adam Nichol; third XI bowling: Trevor Christie.