TWO players from Rainhill and Rainford Cricket Clubs have been honoured by the Liverpool and District Cricket Competition following their exploits last season. 

Rainhill's Tyler McGladdery was named the 2022 Icon Player of the Year for the Premier League with Rainford's John Dotters receiving the same award for Division One.

McGladdery, 25, enjoyed a superb season with the bat hitting 1,190 league runs at an average of 66.11, including eight 50s and three centuries.

The left-hander's total runs was the highest in the top flight since 2010. 

McGladdery, who is spending the winter in New Zealand playing for Geyser City, has confirmed he will move to Premier League rivals Northern next season. 

Peter Mercer, Rainhill president, said: "Tyler’s 1,190 league runs and 1,710 runs in all games was absolutely brilliant.

"His Premier League Player of the season is richly deserved and Tyler's place in Rainhill CC’s history has been firmly established.

"We wish him well with his move to Northern CC for the 2023 season."

Rainford skipper Dotters' astonishing 102 league wickets in 22 games helped his side claim the Division One title while they also went on to reach the the semi-finals of the Voneus National Village Cup.


The slow left armer finished with 13 five-fors at an average a shade over 10. 

Dotters' teammate Andy Davies said: "John has been fantastic this year.

"He is a classical left arm spinner who glides through the crease- aiming to defeat the batsmen with his prodigious turn.

"He has been a leader of not only the first team but the club as a whole. Everyone is so proud of John's achievements this year - getting 100 league wickets is no small feat."