LYMM’S director of rugby Adam Fletcher explains the selections in the club’s end of season awards.

First XV Impact Player of the Season Award: James Lewis

This was a straight shoot-out between winger Joe Senior and back row James Lewis. Both made a great impact this season but James just nudged it.

Coach’s Player of the Season Award: Steve Pilkington

This was a tough one as a number of boys had a really good season. Centre Steve Pilkington got the nod due to a number of really devastating performances. The last few games of the season he was almost unplayable.

Players’ Player of the Season Award: Cormac Nolan and Nathan Beesley

The Players’ Player for the first time was shared. Cormac (full back/scrum half) and Nathan (winger) were a few votes ahead of the chasing pack but they couldn’t be separated.

Nathan scored 14 tries in 18 appearances and was a huge threat on the wing. Cormac found himself playing a third of the season out of position at scrum half. His performances were outstanding for us especially as he’d never played there before.

The Adam Cox Award: Adam Bray

This is a new award in memory of our late friend and teammate Adam Cox, and is given to the player who shows a lot of the qualities that Adam showed as a player, and in life.

Adam Bray (hooker/No 8) is the perfect recipient of this award as, over the past five seasons as captain, he has shown complete dedication to the role, along with 100 percent attitude and commitment to his playing duties.

Second XV Coach’s Player of the Season: Rory Riddell

Rory (back row/winger) was superb all season. He played week-in week-out even though he studies in Leeds. He scored a lot of tries for the 2s and also impressed when playing for the firsts.

Second XV Young Player of the Season: Harry Ratcliffe

Harry (prop) deserves this as playing in the front row at only 18 years of age against some really experienced players is tough. He more than held his own and played his way into contention for a first XV place.

Eagles Captain’s Player of the Season: Jim France

Jim made the most appearances for the season, played in a multitude of positions, never complained, always reliable, put in some decent performances too and, most importantly, never missed a social outing!