Yorkshire CCC’s Andy Fogarty recognised for his Headingley labours with ECB accolade

YORKSHIRE’S Andy Fogarty has been named ECB groundsman of the year.

Yorkshire's head groundsman Andy Fogarty (Picture: Simon Wilkinson/SWpix.com).

It is the second time Fogarty has scooped the award, which he also won in 2011.

Fogarty claimed top-prize in the four-day category and was also commended in the one-day section.

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Somerset’s Simon Lee won the one-day category and was runner-up in the four-day field.

There was further recognition for Yorkshire in the outgrounds category, with Scarborough’s John Dodds runner-up to Guildford’s Bill Clutterbuck.

Four-day – Winner: Andy Fogarty (Headingley, Yorkshire). Runner-up: Simon Lee (Taunton, Somerset). Commended: Neil Godrich (The 3aaa County Ground, Derbyshire), Simon Williamson (The Spitfire Ground St Lawrence, Kent).

One-day – Winner: Simon Lee (Taunton, Somerset). Runner-up: Nigel Gray (Ageas Bowl, Hampshire). Commended: Steve Birks (Trent Bridge, Nottinghamshire), Andy Mackay (The BrightonandHoveJobs.com County Ground, Sussex), Andy Fogarty (Headingley, Yorkshire).

Outgrounds – Winner: Bill Clutterbuck (Guildford, Surrey). Runner-up: John Dodds (Scarborough, Yorkshire). Commended: Stuart Kerrison (Colchester, Essex), David Summersell (Uxbridge, Middlesex).

MCC Universities – Winner: Paul Derrick (Durham Racecourse, Durham MCCU). Runner-up: John Moden (Fenners, Cambridge MCCU).