Ovington CC’s Charlie Buckley has made the final shortlist for the York Vale League Young Player of the Year award.
15 year-old Buckley has been a part of all three Ovington senior sides in 2015 and was the first person to ever receive three Vale League Cup Final medals in one season. He took wickets in the fourth division but also took the step-up to the top division in his stride, taking wickets in the top tier of the Vale League. He also received praise from BBC Football Commentator Guy Mowbray on Social Media after his performance in the Scothern Construction Cup Final. Buckley will be against Thomas Brown from Acomb and Jonty Gillingham from Thixendale. Ovington’s Batsman/Bowler/Wicket-Keeper Tim Burgess was also nominated for the award, but failed to make the final three. At his age, he has every chance of receiving a nomination again in the coming seasons.
The winner will be announced at the Vale League Awards Dinner, next Saturday, the 26th September.
The winners of the Les Kirby Cup, the awards named after the Ovington stalwart, given for the most runs and the most wickets in a season, went to Mark Earle from Westow and Mike Stellings from North Cave respectively.