IN a year of many highs, a teenage cricketer has accrued further recognition for his performances throughout 2019.

During the campaign, Matthew Scott received a call-up to the senior Northumberland side at the age of just 16 following eye-catching displays for the county's U17 side, and he also finished the year with a string of awards; Northumberland U17 player of the year, the Northumberland Cricket Board Officials Association's bowler of the year and the North East emerging cricketer of the year.

Now it was the turn of his club Tynedale to bestow the accolades on him as they named him young player of the year and the most improved player in first team cricket, to go with the award he received from first team skipper Tom Cant.

Scott finished the season with 48 wickets, 38 of them coming in Division One of the Northumberland and Tyneside League, with top figures of 5-11 against Tyne Valley neighbours Stocksfield. He also weighed in with five catches throughout the season.

His captain Cant reclaimed the trophy for best player at the club, the star performer topping the club's batting, bowling and fielding charts with 1,029 runs, 53 wickets, 25 catches and three run outs.

Adam Newton has a big future at the club and was named most improved junior as he finished with 381 runs, 26 wickets, 13 catches and three run outs. The best U21 player was Josh Renton who claimed 37 wickets, made 172 runs and made nine catches and one run out.

Oliver Fletcher was praised for the best performance from a junior player for the second year running, his 99 runs in a 263 second wicket partnership with Cant against a strong Consett attack a particular highlight of the season.

Another youngster catching the eye in senior cricket was Ed Foreman who had the best bowling averages in league cricket, his 26 wickets - two of which came for the first XI - coming at an average of 11.5.

Ben Griffiths won the 2nd XI captain's award after 649 runs, six wickets and five catches, and he also took home the award for fastest 50 as he made up his half century in 42 balls against Tynemouth II.