Tay­lor earns Gled­hill award

Huddersfield Daily Examiner - - FRONT PAGE -

NETHER­TON-BASED Audi Sport TT Cup racer Josh Cay­gill goes into the one-make race in Hock­en­heim, Ger­many, hop­ing to chal­lenge for the podium this week­end.

It’s the fi­nal race of the cam­paign and the 28-year-old is com­pet­ing hav­ing struck a deal with ex­haust spe­cial­ist Mill­tek Sport to make a re­turn to the cham­pi­onship for the fi­nal two events of the 2017 sea­son.

It’s just over a week since the driver’s maiden Blanc­pain En­durance Cup cam­paign ended, but Cay­gill is rel­ish­ing the chance to race in his sec­ond and fi­nal out­ing of the year in Ger­many.

“I’m re­ally look­ing for­ward to be­ing back at Hock­en­heim, I’ve gone well there in the past in the TT Cup and after how well the Red Bull Ring went for us TIMMY Tay­lor of Hon­ley will re­ceive the Jack Gled­hill Award as the best all­rounder in the Drakes League for 2017.

The tal­ented bats­man and left-arm spin­ner scored 655 runs in Premier­ship and Sykes Cup ac­tion, at an av­er­age of 27.29, and took 53 wick­ets at 20.28.

His efforts helped Hon­ley fin­ish sixth in the top flight.

Hon­ley have also won the FE Green­wood Tro­phy for the most im­proved ground and fa­cil­i­ties.

The Reg Haigh Award for the best young player – which was won by Hon­ley’s Tay­lor in 2015 – has gone to Mo­sun Hus­sain of Delph & Dobcross.

The former York­shire Academy player helped Delph fin­ish sec­ond to cham­pi­ons Hoy­landswaine by pil­ing up a Drakes best 1,508 runs (in league and cup) at an av­er­age of 71.81.

For the best match-win­ning per­for­mances at first and sec­ond XI level, the Johnny Hunter Rose Bowls are the prize.

And the first team award goes to Will Reeves of Thongs­bridge for his eight for 40 haul against Cawthorne in the top flight.

In the sec­ond XIs it was cut and dried – Tony Wilkin­son of Holm­firth tak­ing the sil­ver­ware with eight for 20 against Birkby Rose Hill, which in­cluded a dou­ble hat trick in one over!

The Tom Walker Tro­phy for grounds­man of the year has gone to Dave Robin­son of Bark­island for his work at Wood­field. I’m con­fi­dent we should be able to put a good week­end to­gether to be fair,” said the former Bri­tish Su­per­sport mo­tor­cy­cle racer.

Cay­gill has adapted back to a fron­twheel drive car and his bold over­tak­ing of Yan­nick Brandt and Fabian Vet­tel in the fi­nal laps in Aus­tria has left him con­fi­dent of a pos­i­tive dis­play in the se­ries fi­nale.

At the first race in Aus­tria, Cay­gill pro­duced some of his best driv­ing and over­tak­ing of his car ca­reer on his way to fifth place.

Cay­gill is hop­ing to carry his form from Aus­tria into a solid qual­i­fy­ing per­for­mance to­day, which he be­lieves will re­sult in podium fin­ishes to­mor­row and Sun­day.

“It would be fan­tas­tic to get back onto the podium, and I re­ally do think we’ve got a good chance of mak­ing that hap­pen,” added Cay­gill.

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