RALPH Hewitt, who won a string of trophies with the great ICI amateur team of the 1950s, has scored another notable double.
First the Cheshire FA and then the Mid Cheshire District FA recognised Ralph's contribution to the game off the field. In the county's case it was 21 years service with 40 at the district.
Ralph, who is now 80, made a name for himself on the pitch, leading the ICI attack in the Mid Cheshire League, in the days when amateur games attracted hundreds, and sometimes thousands, of spectators.
He was a striker and scored goals with the same philosophy that he played football - for fun.
He was the first in Cheshire to score more than 100 goals in a season - and it was only Saturday football then - and he collected four Cheshire Amateur Cup winners' medals.
'The season I scored 101 goals we had a lot of games, including against Leytonstone in the old FA Amateur Cup,' he recalled. 'Mind you, a player at Middlewich, Gerry Duffy, scored 104 shortly afterwards.
'Apart from one game with Lostock, a few with Witton and one at North-wich Vics, I played all my football with ICI.
'In those days it was a straight choice - amateur or professional - and you could please yourself where you played if you remained amateur.
'I was never one for professional football and decided I was not going to get paid. I wanted to play with a more relaxed attitude, to enjoy myself.
'Vics did pay me for the one game I had with them - 30 bob (£1.50).' He played for ICI for eight years and then qualified as a referee, officiated in the same Mid Cheshire League and became the only person to have played in and then reffed a Cheshire Amateur Cup final.
He had the whistle between his teeth until 1966 when he switched to administration, firstly with the district and in 1985 with the county, starting his career at each on referees' appointments.
One committee leads to another in football and one position was followed by another for Ralph who has served county and district in various roles and was Cheshire FA's first paid employee when he took over the discipline secretary's job in 1989.
He is currently president of the Mid Cheshire FA and the Mid Cheshire Sunday League, where he also started in charge of matching refs to games.
'I have enjoyed every minute of it and still do. But I could not have done it with the support of my wife, Ruby,' he said.
Ralph's record was collated by MCFA secretary Terry Harrop and read out at both annual meetings when the long service awards were made.
'He knew more about my life than I did,' said Ralph, who also played cricket for Weaverham and, inevitably, helped out in several roles.
'I was never a good cricketer. I could score more goals than runs,' he said.