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The North Yorkshire & South Durham Cricket League Annual Dinner & Awards Evening at the Marton country Club, Middlesbrough on Saturday 14th November 2015. (Photo: Mark Fletcher|Shutter Press)

David Copland, retiring General Manager – Marketing & Communications at Darlington Building Society, was honoured at the recent NYSD Cricket Awards 2015. He was inducted into the NYSD ECB Premier Cricket League Hall of Fame, uniquely becoming the first non-cricketer to be recognised in this way.

A staunch supporter of grass roots sport for many years, David has been instrumental in the 25 year partnership between the Society and the NYSD Premier Cricket League.

The 2015 season was a very special one for the NYSD ECB Premier League as it marked the 25th consecutive year of support by the primary sponsors, Darlington Building Society.

Chris West, NYSD League President said: “David has been a wonderful supporter of the NYSD Cricket League, having been closely involved in our partnership for the vast majority of our 25-year relationship, and there are many communities, numerous clubs, several thousand cricketers and, indeed, the whole family of cricket in the region who have cause to thank him personally, as well as DBS, for its marvellous support of a wonderful game that benefits so many.”

David Copland said: “Receiving this award was an enormous surprise and completely unexpected. After handing out so many awards to others over the years it was wonderful to be on the receiving end for a change. When I consider the achievements and dedication of the other Hall of Fame inductees I feel very humble and underserving. This award is something I will treasure for the rest of my life.”

“The NYSD Cricket league is a wonderful organisation, which nurtures and supports people to achieve their sporting goals. I am very proud of Darlington Building Society’s long and successful association with the NYSD League and I sincerely hope the relationship will continue for many years to come.”

The North Yorkshire & South Durham Cricket League Annual Dinner & Awards Evening at the Marton country Club, Middlesbrough on Saturday 14th November 2015. (Photo: Mark Fletcher|Shutter Press)

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