IT was a night to remember for the Herbert family when Herefordshire Cricket Ltd held their annual awards evening at Hereford FC’s Hereford Suite.

After 30 years as scorer at Wormelow and many years scoring for the county’s age group sides and organising scorer appointments for cricket in the county, Jan Herbert was named Official of the Year.
Jan’ husband Graham and his club colleague Derek Porter were awarded the Grounds Team of the year for their work over a period of more than 30 years to make Wormelow’s playing surface one of the best in the county.

And, to round off a memorable evening for the family, the couple’s grandson Noah also picked up an award as the under-11 boys bowler of the year.

On an evening compered by Herefordshire Cricket’s general manager Richard Cox, more than 100 members of the Herefordshire cricket community had a chance to celebrate the awards presentations introduced by staff members Kirsty Sockett and Pete Gale.

A number of Services to Cricket awards were presented to mark decades-long service by several individuals.

Those recognised for their contributions to their clubs and the wider game in the county were cricket board directors Jim Sandford (Eastnor) and Roy Wargen (Brockhampton), as well as umpire and fundraiser John Beaman, Ian Jones (Dales), Ian ‘Knocker’ Lawrence (Luctonians), Terry ‘FT’ Mason (Herefordians), Derrick Jones (Bartestree & Lugwardine) and
Steve de Souza (Burghill, Tillington & Weobley). Krissie Stevenson of Burghill, Tillington & Weobley won the Rob Staite Award as Volunteer of the Year.


Batting; Finn Goodwin (u-11 boys); Freddie Butler (u-12 boys); Zachary
Bailey (U-14 boys); Archie Langford (u-16 boys); Harry Sockett (u-18 boys).
Bowling: Noah Herbert (u-11 boys); Oscar Bescoby (U-12 boys); Seth
Bowyer (u-14 boys); A J Morris (u-16 boys); Indian Jerram (u-18 boys).
Coach’s award: Freddie Turtle (u-11 boys); Johnny Davenport (U-12 boys);
Freddie Morris (u-14 boys); George Stevenson (u-16 boys); Ollie Langford
(u-18 boys).
Rising Stars Girls: Solilia Peppercorn; Liz James; Sarah Waring.
President’s Award (presented by Nick Nenadich): Archie Langford
First Xl Player of the Year: Roshan Venkataraman.
Ian Jones, John Beaman, F T Mason, Roy Wargen, Jim Sandford, Derrick
Jones, Ian Lawrence, Steve de Souza.
Young Herefordshire Coach of the Year: Shameer Ahmed
Herefordshire Coach of the Year: Abi Griffiths
Outstanding contribution award: Nic Dinsdale
Chance to Shine School of the Year: Walford Primary
Growing the Game: Natasha Exley
Official of the Year: Jan Herbert
Lifetime Services to Grounds: Rob Williams (Almeley)
Grounds Team of the Year: Graham Herbert and Derek Porter (Wormelow)
Junior Club Coach: Phil Anderson (Bartestree & Lugwardine
Girls Club of the Year: Kington
All Stars Club of the Year: Colwall
Club Development Award: Goodrich
Community Club of the Year: Burghill, Tillington & Weobley
Indoor League Award: Pete Hoare and Phil Mellish
Rob Staite Award for Volunteer of the Year: Krissie Stevenson