IT MIGHT be four months late – but Ludlow Rugby Club star James Mear has finally picked up his Players’ Player of the Season award.

Normally, the club awards are made at the annual dinner in May but the coronavirus lockdown put paid to that.

Instead, the presentations were made at a socially-distanced family event at The Linney in glorious sunshine by sponsors Woods Brewery’s joint managing director Stephen O’Neil.

Mear was voted for by his teammates based on his man of the match performances during the last season. He amassed voting points in every single game.

The brewery will donate a pint of beer to the club for every kilo he weighs.

The coach’s player of the season, chosen by head coach Mikey Jones, was fly-half Keiron Pinches.

Young player of the season was prop Jaimie Durban while Stuart Lewis won development player of the year and the second team players’ player of the year was Tom Perkins.

Club chairman Andy Wright presented the club man of the year trophy to Bruce Acton who had worked tirelessly behind the scenes painting the clubhouse and doing many other jobs.

Ludlow finished seventh in the 14-team Midlands One West after the campaign was curtailed by the coronavirus pandemic.