CRICKETERS from across Herefordshire and into mid-Wales gathered at the Marches award dinner to reflect on the 2019 season.

Individual sportsmen, as well as their clubs, were commended for their efforts during the GB Liners Marches Cricket League season.

A special thanks was given by league chairman Steve Newton to Robert Bartup of the main sponsor GB Liners for the ongoing support.

Big winners on the night included Wormelow Cricket Club who upon their return to Herefordshire cricket, scooped both the division 1 and division 3 league titles.

Club captain Will Green collected the shield for this side's victory in division 2.

Strollers' Australian leg spinner Daniel Powell won the most individual accolades taking home the division 1 bowling award and the prize for MVP in the top flight while the ever present Garnons CC took home the T20 Knockout Cup.

Former Glamorgan and England cricket star Robert Croft was in attendance at the ceremony at the Three Counties Hotel, with the audience keen to listen to his tales from 23 years of first class cricket.

Croft has 71 international caps to his name, and spoke about international cricketers such as Duncan Fletcher and Sir Vivian Richards.

He left those at the ceremony with the message that local cricket clubs are "the guardians of the game" and without grassroots cricket that the clubs of the GB Liners provides, the "great game that we all love will be lost".

Also collecting silverware were members from Ledbury Cricket Club, who secured the prize for the best ground.