Majid heads batting averages

Date: Saturday 29th September 2001

KESWICK Cricket Club Pakistani professional Majid Jahangir finished top of the North Lancashire League Division I batting averages, having scored 719 runs at an average of 71.9.

He was also top run scorer and made the highest individual innings 174 against Kirkby.

Neil Swainson was seventh in the batting averages, having totalled 311 runs at an average of 28.27.

Division I players’ player of the year was Chris Parry, of Carnforth, who received the F. H. Moore Trophy. The first division wicketkeeping award went to Workington’s Michael Chambers.

In the Premier Division, Penrith opener Andrew Hall won the Judith Richardson award as the top amateur run scorer, with 595 runs at an average of 37.19.

Cleator professional Paul Duffett finished a long way in front at the top of the averages. He made 1,493 runs at an impressive average of 114.84.

In 19 innings he failed to score 50 or more on only three occasions. His 201 not out against Penrith is the highest score ever made in the senior division of the league and the first double century in that division. To score 600 runs more than any other batsman is a remarkable feat that might never occur again.

The Premier Division players’ player of the year award went to Whitehaven’s Jonathan Bruce.

Furness professional Warren Wisneski was the Premier Division’s top bowler. He took a total of 55 wickets at an average of 11.13. His nine for 41 against Haverigg was the best individual match return for the season.

The Premier Division wicketkeeping award was won jointly by Craig Pink, of Cleator, and Dean Williams, of Furness.

Under-21 player of the year was Cleator’s Robert Mason.