0 Dedication and long service at Yeadon, Guiseley and Ilkley rewarded

A loyal groundsman at a Yeadon cricket ground has been honoured for his dedication and long service.

Tommy Powell has played for Green Lane cricket club for 44 years and has been its groundsman for four decades.

Tommy, who has recently appealed to the public to help stop vandalism at the Yeadon ground, also looks after other grounds at Guiseley and Ilkley.

Now his dedication to the sport has been officially recognised, winning second place in the groundsmanship section of the Yorkshire Cricket Association awards.

In a citation the association says: "A groundsman who has given long-term service to groundsmanship and their club Tommy Powell has been a loyal member of Green Lane CC for 44 years and has been groundsman for the last 40 years as well as spells as both first X1 and second X1 captain. He is also a qualified coach with a lifetime of committee work.

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