BLACKBURN Northern were the main beneficiaries as they formally collected the Ribblesdale League's Senior League Trophy and Ramsbottom Cup at the annual presentation night at the Mytton Fold Hotel on Friday night.

Northern's Naeem Ashraf picked up the Senior League player of the year and batting award while team-mate Mohammed Jamil picked up the bowling prize.

Read skipper Will Driver, who will play for Lancashire League side Lowerhouse next season, picked up the Jack Cross Young Player of the Year for the third successive season.

Among the other award winners, Great Harwood's Russell Whalley won the Senior League prize for the highest score by an amateur with 129 on the opening day of the season against Edenfield.

Cherry Tree's Nigel Robbins took the prize for the best Senior League figures by an amateur, with 7-18 against Settle.

VEKA Ribblesdale Cricket League Awards 2007: Trophies - Senior League champions: Blackburn Northern, runners-up: Baxenden; Division One Champions: Brinscall, runners-up: Salesbury; Division Two Champions: Padiham, runners-up: Burnley Belvedere; Division Three Champions: Cherry Tree.

Ramsbottom Cup winners: Blackburn Northern, runners-up: Baxenden; Lawrenson Cup winners: Salesbury, runners-up: Settle; Twenty-20 Cup winners: Whalley.

Individual Awards - Senior League batting: Naeem Ashraf (Blackburn Northern); bowling: Mohammed Jamil (Blackburn Northern). Division One batting: Peter Blackburn (Salesbury), bowling: Ashley Marsh (Salesbury). Division Two batting: Peter Shirtcliffe (Padiham), bowling: Paul Blakey (BGSOB). Division Three batting: John Keene (Padiham), bowling: James Cuff (Cherry Tree).

E Hodgkinson Wicket Keeping Award: Andy Caunce (Baxenden); A Musgrove Wicket Keeping Award: Mark Friend (Cherry Tree); A Shaw Wicket Keeping Award: Steven Reid (Feniscowles); J Duckworth Wicket Keeping Award: Jay Byrne (Edenfield).

Veka Awards - A Greenwood Umpire of the Year: David Pilkington; K Crabtreee Scorer of the Year: Taseen Mirza (Cherry Tree); Player of the Year: Naeem Ashraf (Blackburn Northern); J Cross Young Player of the Year: Will Driver (Read); Taylor Weaver Six Hits: Naeem Ashraf (Blackburn Northern).

Highes score - Senior: Russell Whalley (Great Harwood); Division One: John Hindle (Stacksteads); Division Two: Joe Stewart (Baxenden); Division Three: Declan Fitzhenry (Whalley). Best bowling - Senior: Nigel Robbins (Cherry Tree); Division One: Peter Blackman (Salesbury); Division Two: Peter Pickup (Barnoldswick); Division Three; Vernon Woods (Oswaldtwistle Imm CC); Fielding: Adam Barnes (Edenfield); Catches - David Parkinson (Baxenden); Division One: Nathan Flynn (Burnley Belvedere); Division Two: A Darr (Rolls Royce): Division Three: Andrew Law-Riding (Gt Harwood). Team Sportsmanship: Stacksteads 2nd Eleven.