CORNISH All Blacks centre Lewis Paterson has been voted Trelawny's Army Supporters Club Player of the Year for 2012 following his outstanding performances for Cornwall during the Duchy's Bill Beaumont Cup campaign in May, writes Bill Hooper.
He was also a key member of the Cornwall side that wrested back the Tamar Cup from Devon in a thrilling win at Polson Bridge just prior to the Championship.
Paterson received the Bill Osborne Memorial Shield from BBC Radio Cornwall sports reporter Peter Richmond at the club's annual general meeting held at the St Austell Brewery's Visitor Centre last Wednesday evening.
Paterson was delighted with his award. He said. "I am really delighted to have received this award and to see my name alongside some of the finest players to have worn the black and gold shirt in recent seasons. To be ranked alongside previous winners such as Ben Hilton and Ryan Westren is a massive honour."
The Tony Mead Memorial Shield for the Cornwall U20 Player of the Year went to Kyle Moyle of St Ives.
The fly-half was the lynch-pin of Cornwall's fine run in last season's U20 County Championship. Having played last season for the Cornish All Blacks, Moyle moved during the summer to St Ives, where he is enjoying fine form with the Hakes, scoring 11 tries in their last three matches.
Moyle, also a Penzance cricketer, said. "It's an honour to get this award and I'd like to thank all those who voted for me."
The highlight for the youngster in the black and gold jersey last season was the win over Devon at Hayle.
He added: "To beat Devon who travelled to down to Hayle with some good support was a big win for the boys and really capped a fine campaign, which just saw us missing out on progressing the quarter-finals."