TOBY Mowat celebrated an individual awards double at Barrow Cricket Club’s presentation night.

The batsman was named as the club’s player of the year for 2018 after scoring 778 runs, a total which included a high score 109.

Mowat’s efforts earned him the Northern Premier League’s top amateur batsman of the season award too, which helped Barrow to a sixth-place finish in Glenn Kermode’s first season as captain.

A special presentation was also made to spin bowler Daryl Wearing, who passed the milestone of 500 wickets in the Northern Premier League during 2018.

Club chairman Ray Mowat paid tribute to those who have helped and funded the refurbishments at Ernest Pass, which have seen Barrow install a two-lane non-turf net practise facility, along with major work being done on the function room, back bar and toilets.

Funding and support was provided by the ECB, Cumbria Cricket, Barrow Community Trust Fund administered by Cumbria Community Foundation and Grassroots Grants, and WREN’s FCC Community Action Fund.

Grant Roelofsen has now been confirmed as returning to the club as overseas professional for 2019 too, with the team practising every Thursday and Friday evening from 7.30pm at Furness College.

It was confirmed the MCC will visit Ernest Pass on July 5 to play the Northern League Under-21 team, with Cumbria under-17s also set to play there in 2019.