GANTON were the surprise victors at Staxton’s annual six-a-side tournament on Sunday.
They sealed victory against Brompton in the final to take the Chris Bagnall Memorial Trophy and a Nixon cricket bag each.
Brompton made a credible 90, but it wasn’t enough as the powerful hitting of Rob Gretton, which included two 10’s in the penultimate over, saw Ganton home.
They had earlier beaten Heslerton in the semi-finals, while Brompton earned the Crystal Cup for finishing runners-up after seeing off Snainton in the other semi-final.
There were several other awards up for grabs on the day, as the highest partnership was awarded to Snainton duo Jason Oakley and Jon Maw, who both won a pair of Nixon batting gloves as a result.
The award for best batsman went to Heslerton’s Daley Wharton, who won the John Sutton Memorial Trophy and a Nixon cricket bat as well.
The best bowling award was snapped up by Ebberston’s Eddie Craggs, who won a pair of Nixon batting gloves.
The Ronnie Marton Memorial Trophy for best wicketkeeper was won by Ganton’s Mike Hirst, who won a pair of Nixon wicketkeeping pads in the process.
The best fielder on the day was Forge Valley’s Dave Sowden, while Cloughton’s Sean Exley was the best all-rounder.
Flixton’s Rich Malthouse hit the highest individual score while Jason Oakley hit the biggest shot of the day.
Phil Holden’s one-handed catch on the boundary secured him the Most Spectacular Catch award, while father-and-son duo Paul and Ryan Woodhead, who both played for Cayton, were the oldest and youngest players in action.
Staxton’s James Armstrong said: “Thank you to everyone who helped on the day.
“From the tea-ladies, to the umpires to the raffle-sellers. It was a great day.”