BURGHILL & Tillington Cricket Club groundsman Les Gibson has been presented with the Rob Staite Trophy for services to cricket in the county.

Gibson has worked at the village club for the past 15 years and last year was named Worcestershire County Cricket League's groundsman of the year,

Burghill also picked up the ground of the year prize.

More than 20 people who volunteer there help at various cricket clubs were invited to Herefordshire Cricket's Reward and Recognition Day at New Road, home to Worcestershire County Cricket Club.

But Gibson picked up the main trophy on the day.

"Les Gibson has been involved as a volunteer at cricket clubs for over 40 years and has worked tirelessly at Burghill & Tillington Cricket Club for the last 15 years for the benefit of others," said Burghill chairman Steve De Souza.

"Over the years, he has fulfilled many roles and quietly given countless hours of his time and money to support the club.

"From keeping the ground in pristine condition, to building three extensions to the pavilion and a new toilet block, to erecting the site screens to help installing new showers, he has done it all.

"Nothing is ever too much for him and he does it with a smile on his face and a kind word for everyone.

"In the summer months, he spends at least 40 hours a week at the ground looking after his 'pride and joy'.

"In addition, he gives his team to umpire in the Marches League, scores for the first team, prepares the wicket and sets it up for junior county games."