GARGRAVE are hoping to add consistency in 2024 as they bid to dethrone Riddlesden as Mewies Solicitors Division one champions.

The Skipton Road club finished runners-up this season, 47 points behind their Keighley rivals, having been promoted as recently as 2021.

Gargrave’s Neil Plummer said at the league’s annual dinner at Bradford & Bingley Sports Club: “We have had a good run since Covid in 2019, we are a growing club, a strong club and we are a club unit as can be shown by us winning three trophies this year but no individual awards.

“We have strengthened since 2019 re the first team and we pushed Riddlesden to the best of our abilities. We just need to build a bit more and be more consistent.”

Gargrave’s ability as a club overall was shown by them winning the coveted Margaret Coe Memorial Trophy this season for the best combined league results by a first and second XI.

The first team were, as said before, second in Division One while the second XI were fourth in Division Three.

In addition, Gargrave won the Wynn Cup and were runners-up in the Manorlands Plate, while their second XI took the inaugural John Clayton Cup.

Among the individual winners were Danish Hameed (Cowling), for the leading bowler in Division One, while Matthew Lloyd (Glusburn) and Qamar Zulfiqar (Skipton CI) took the respective Division Two batting and bowling awards.

Andrew Starkey (Cononley) lifted the equivalent Division Three award, while Craig Thornton (Sutton II) was the leading batter in Division Four.

Irfan Khaliq (Glusburn) took the most wickets (69) to lift the Garbutt Bowling Trophy.

Tom Greenwood (Silsden) was the leading gloveman with 22 victims (21 caught, one stumped) to take the Fryers Wicket-Keeping Trophy, while Lloyd took the Mewies Fielding Trophy with 16 victims (14 catches and two run-outs).

Dan Jones (Silsden II) won the Mark Batty Trophy with 11 victims (10 catches and a run-out), while Bradley’s Toby Meynell was a double award-winner, receiving both the Norman Smith Merit Trophy and the FS Trueman Ball Trophy as the leading under-21 player with bat and ball.

TJ Berry (Silsden II) took the Don Green Trophy as the runner-up in the under-18 category.

Khaliq was the leading all-rounder in Division Two.