STAR Thornton batsman Josh Hutchinson has won national recognition, after it was confirmed by the ECB that he has recorded the highest individual score in English club cricket this season.

Hutchinson thumped 314 not out for his side in their match at Shelf Northowram Hedge Top in the Halifax Cricket League last month.

That allowed him to secure top spot on the ECB Honours Board, with the man in second place, Tim Singer of Colemans Hatch in Sussex, just missing out with 313.

Hutchinson laughed: "It's not too bad is it? Even if I did scrape it by one run. I didn't know about the boards until earlier this season, when my teammate Greg Soames kept appearing on the weekly Yorkshire ones, where they put the top 20 batsman and bowlers.

"I started to follow them about halfway through the year, when I was actually getting runs..

"I've seen myself on there a couple of times. It's good to get them on them, quite a challenge if you'd like."

One match which put Hutchinson on the board was when he hit a double century against Triangle, with his unbeaten 215 ending up as the eighth highest individual score in Yorkshire this year.

He said: "I hit that 215 in a Parish Cup quarter-final against Triangle. I remember there was a bit of a dispute over a Mankad incident (where the bowler attempts to run out the batsman in his delivery stride) but that was their fault not mine."

Hutchinson is not the only name to appear on the national honours boards from Bradford for 2019 either.

Mohammed Memi, who plays for Interlink in the Dales Council League, thrashed 310 in a match against Muff Field, which proved to be the third highest club cricket score in the country.

Meanwhile, Mahir Ali took 9-10 for Tong Park Esholt in the Craven League, the 12th best bowling figures in the country.

Asked about cricket in the city, Hutchinson said: "Less people are starting to play cricket in Bradford but the leagues are still of a good standard and there's a lot of decent talent around. A lot of us just play for the fun of it."