A BARROW cricket ace has rounded off his first season with the club by winning by a prestigious league award.

Jack Singleton was presented with the Premier Division Batting Award at the Palace Shield League dinner on November 12.

This was his first season at Ernest Pass and his achievement was praised by the club.

The evening was held at Ribby Hall and saw figures from across the league attend the prestigious occasion.

Jack said: “This was my first year with Barrow. Before that I played at Dalton for a few years but I had always had a good working relationship with Barrow before I joined.

“It felt great to receive this award. I got it for topping the averages in the league. It was a great surprise when I won it but I was so happy about it.

“Barrow was in the northern league a few years ago but then the Palace and the Northern leagues merged.

“They now play in the premier division of the Palace Shield competition.

“We finished third last year which was really good. We’re a young team so we’re building it up.

“It’s the first time I’ve ever won a league award. I’ve always been in and around the averages before but this is the first time I’ve won.

“During the season I got 17 innings, 581 runs, 6 not outs and the average was 52.82.

“I’m predominately a batsman and started doing cricket when I was about four with my dad.

“I started playing around Dalton at four, then played with Lyndale under 11’s, and at under 13’s I played with the Dalton club.

“I moved to Australia with my family and was there for five years before moving back.

“I never thought I’d win this but I’m very proud of it and it’s been a great season with Barrow.”