Barnstaple and Pilton’s young all-rounder Jack Moore really was the prize guy at the annual Devon Cricket Youth awards evening in Exeter.
Moore, 18 next birthday, picked up three individual awards for his performances in the Devon Development and U17 sides.
Moore, who was the 2017 Devon League young player of the year, won the Development Squad player of the year and did the double in the U17 side, winning batsman of the year and player of the year too.
A total of 213 runs – averaging 35.53 – and 12 wickets at less than 14 each were the stats that mattered in the Development side.
Moore lashed 440 in the U17 side – a total that included a double hundred against Worcestershire – and took 12 more wickets.
Moore was only the third player in 25 years of U17 cricket in Devon to make a double ton. The other two were Dan Pyle (247 v Hampshire) and Matt Cooke (201 v Cornwall).
Moore, who is studying at Petroc College, has played age-group cricket for Devon from U10 upwards. He had not scored a county hundred before.
More than 200 young players, parents and team officials, turned out for the event, which was hosted in the main function suite at Exeter Chiefs’ stadium.
Television presenter Mark Tyler hosted the awards evening, which celebrates the successes of district and county cricketers from U10 up to U17 level.
Filleigh had two award winners: Ed Butler and Daisy Meadowcroft.
Butler headed the bowling averages in the Under-13 team, taking 15 at 16.73 each.
Meadowcroft, no stranger to the podium on awards night, was the leading run scorer in Girls U17 cricket by a distance. She scored 463 runs at an average of 42.09 and made a season’s best of 99 in the win over Gloucestershire at Whimple.
As well as batsman of the year, Meadowcroft was named player of the season too. She has won at least one award every year bar one since 2014.
Bideford’s James Hayter topped the batting aggregates (323 runs) and averages (40.38) for the U14 side.
James was still having his presentation picture taken when dad Ian made is way to the rostrum to present the Bryan Hayter Trophy to Sue Smith of Barton CC.
The services-to-cricket award remembers Ian’s dad Bryan, who was a Bideford official and long-time treasurer of the Devon Cricket Board.