NETBALL: TWO Sandymoor sisters have shot to the top of the polls in county netball.
Between them, Laura and Katie Davison have claimed half the six senior player-of-the-season awards handed out at the Cheshire team presentations.
Katie, 20, won the Players' Player of the Year and Most-Improved Player accolades for the county's first team.
And 24-year-old Laura was named Coaches' Player-ofthe-Year for Cheshire 2nds.
Laura, who plays wing defence, is a PE teacher at Cowley High School in St Helens and goalshooter Katie works for Halton Primary Heath Care Trust as a dental receptionist at Hallwood Health Centre.
Laura said: 'It was a big shock - we weren't expecting to get anything. We both just like playing.'
Jane Thompson - a PE teacher at Runcorn's Grange High School - was awarded the first team's Coaches' PoY award while Halton club player Carla Lawrenson took the Players' Player accolade for the second string.
While representing Cheshire in English Counties League matches, the Davison sisters also belong to the Halton club.
Halton's first and second teams have won the North West League and Warrington League titles, respectively.
And in March this year, Halton became the first netball club on Merseyside to earn a Clubmark award.
They received England Netball's bronze caps for hard work to ensure a safe, effective and child-friendly environment for all members.
County duty is now over until September but the sisters are now on Summer League action with their club.
At the end of last month, Katie played for Cheshire at Birchwood, Warrington, in an Under 21s challenge match against Scotland.
The county side, comprised of play-ers from their U18s and senior teams, turned in a tremendous performance to narrowly beat the Scots, who are bound for July's World Youth Championships in Florida.
Also in the county team from Halton were Cheshire 2nd players Danielle Williams and Carla Lawrenson.