Top award for Duffield CC

DUFFIELD Cricket Club has won a major trophy by scooping the Club of the Year Award at the Amber Valley Sports Awards 2011.

In winning the award the club was up against all other sports clubs in the Amber Valley region - football, rugby, swimming and many others, and Duffield also beat local rivals Denby CC into second place.

On behalf of the judges, Phil Basterfield, partnership development manager for Derbyshire Sport, cited the club’s thriving junior section, recognition by the ECB as a Focus Club and strong links with local schools.

The second ground development and Duffield’s plans for a new pavilion were also mentioned. The club are now into to the County final, which will be held on Friday, November 11, at The Roundhouse, Derby.