Two Clifton Alliance junior players picked up end of season Player of the Year awards at the HPH York Vale Cricket League awards evening on Saturday, 24 September.

George Breheney won the Scothern Construction U16 Junior Player of the Year award for Vale League Division 1, following a successful season playing in the CACC 3rd team, while Adam Cockrill won the same award for Vale League Division 2 for this performances in the 4ths.

George won the league’s Rising Star award at the same event in 2021. Injury affected the start of his 2022 season but once he returned to the side he had an outstanding season at the top of the 3rds’ batting order. He scored 402 runs in 7 innings and was dismissed three times, giving him an average of 134. He passed 50 three times, including two scores in the 90s before he rounded off the season with an unbeaten 106. That ton made him Clifton Alliance’s youngest-ever centurion.

Adam played 10 games for the 4th team scoring 136 runs with an average of 15 and taking 16 wickets at 12.69. He also took nine wickets for the 3rds, including a hat-trick, at an average of 14.

Both boys were members of the successful Under 15 team that won the 2022 York & District Junior Cricket Association U15 Championship.

The pair were presented with their awards at the awards dinner at Dunnington Sports Club.

Third team captain Matt Phillips was also presented with the HPH Cup after the 3rds successfully defended their trophy for the fourth time running. No other club has won the HPH Cup since 2017.

You can find a full list of Vale League award winners for 2022 on the York Vale Cricket League website.

You can find out more about Clifton Alliance junior cricket on the CACC Juniors web page.

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