Congratulations to Rob Webber and Woodhouse cricket club team

I would like to take this opportunity of congratulating Rob Webber on representing England at this year’s Rugby World Cup. What a fantastic achievement!

I am a keen rugby union fan, although the last time I played was as a prop forward for my college team.

I have followed Rob’s career from his early days at Leeds Academy through to gaining his first England cap with great interest.

I am particularly pleased that he honed his rugby skills on local pitches at Pocklington School, which over the years have contributed a great deal in nurturing sporting talent.

Rob’s dedication and commitment to progressing in rugby is commendable, and his journey is really an inspiration to our young people in the East Riding who have sporting aspirations. I hope his career continues to go from strength to strength and wish him great success in the future.

I would also like to congratulate Woodhouse Grange Cricket Club, from Sutton-on-Derwent, on winning the Davidstow National Village Cup finals in September at Lords cricket ground.

The club have become national champions for the fifth time in 20 years, an accolade that is richly deserved and based on their renowned tradition of developing young talent, which has been the basis of the club’s outstanding success over nearly 70 years.

There is strong emphasis at the club on social and family membership and it’s great to see an East Riding club taking this national honour.

Coun Richard Burton

East Riding Council portfolio holder for sport and culture