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Graham Lawton of Fylde CC Honoured

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Graham Lawton was awarded the Thornton Sports Lifetime Achievement Award at Lancashire Sports Awards on 11th October.

This award is for an individual who has shown a consistent lifetime commitment (20+ years) and made a major contribution to community sport within Lancashire.

Graham has been a member at Fylde Cricket club for the past 50 years. He started at Fylde as a teenager and advanced through the ranks to captain the first team. He then captained the 2nd team and Sunday development side, bringing juniors through to the senior teams. For many years he has umpired both senior and junior games which resulted in being chosen to umpire one of the Palace Shield senior finals and win the Palace Shield Club umpire award in 2006. In the early 1970s he was a driving force in developing the junior section of the Palace Shield which is now the envy of all other leagues in north Lancashire.

The LCB would like to congratulate Graham, who epitomises many volunteers in cricket clubs up and down the county, that give so much of their time to the community through our game. We are indebted to volunteers like Graham for encouraging juniors and giving them the opportunities to participate in cricket.

Further details of Graham's award can be found on the Lancashire Sport website at: http://www.lancashiresport.org.uk/lancashire-sports-awards/2013-category-winners-and-sponsors/thornton-sports-lifetime-achievement-award.

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