RUGBY: Town’s award winners praised by skipper

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SPALDING RFC toasted another super season with an awards bash as gongs galore were dished out to their top performers.

Skipper Harry Sharman was named players’ player of the year, while winger Dan Adams walked off with the most improved player award and the versatile Jim Williams picked up the coaches player of the season.

Two members of Town’s Development (second) side were also among the trophies, with Brian Browne chosen as player of the season and Chris Crane landing the Ben Hoare award for players’ player.

With Spalding’s two teams successful on all fronts over the season, captain Sharman paid tribute to all of the award winners.

He said: “Dan Adams was a worthy winner of the most improved player. He’s been a fringe player for a few years, but once he got his chance in the first team in November, he hasn’t looked back.

“Jim Williams will be the first to admit that he’s not had a more committed season than this one. He’s played at full back, fly half and scrum half and has always given his all for the team.

“One game against Towcestrians stands out, he scored all of the points and was absolutely colossal.

“Richard Cooke has captained the seconds extremely well with help from vice Pete Smith. Their award winners fully deserve it.

“As for me, you don’t always know what the lads thing of you as captain, so it’s nice for them to vote me as players’ player.

“It’s a proud moment and I’m glad the lads feel I’ve had a good season.”