Ashes hero presents awards

Martyn Moxon ands Matthew Hoggard at Burton Agnes CC's presenttation evening
Martyn Moxon ands Matthew Hoggard at Burton Agnes CC's presenttation evening

Former Yorkshire and England fast bowler Matthew Hoggard handed out the prizes as Burton Agnes Cricket Club held its annual presentation evening last Thursday.

Hoggard was joined by Yorkshire’s director of cricket Martyn Moxon for the dinner at Manor Court Hotel in Carnaby .

The Test star presented miniature Ashes-style trophies to Burton Agnes’ top performers in the Bridlington Evening League in 2013, as well as celebrating some of the more unusual performances from the squad.

Hoggard, who played 67 times for England, gave an entertaining talk about his playing career, which included on and off-the-field tales from his time in South Africa in his teenage years.

He also spoke about the thrilling 2005 Ashes series and the well-publicised celebrations which followed, and offered his opinions on the current series in Australia and issues such as the Jonathan Trott situation.

Moxon gave an overview of Yorkshire’s 2013 season and spoke about his hopes for next year and Test matches at Headingley on an evening enjoyed by players, officials and guests of the club.