THE Yorkshire Junior Bowling team broke a British record when they took the championship for the fourth year running in September.
The under-18 side, which includes nine players from Huddersfield, was once again crowned the Drakes Pride British Junior Crown Green Bowling County Champions this year.
And now - due to their incredible run of success - they have been shortlisted for the Sports Team prize at the Examiner Community Awards.
Home team skipper Michael Martin, 18, of Dalton, and away team captain Craig Hopwood, 18, from Castleford will move on to the senior side next season.
Junior secretary Peter Fellowes says their efforts in the under-18s have been monumental.
"It has been another wonderful season, one that all the players and managers should be very proud of," he said.
"This is crown green bowling at the very highest level for this age group. These are the best young players we have and they keep proving that time and again."
The championship consists of three groups of four teams and one of three. They play off before moving on into the knockout stages.
Teams from across the UK - including Wales, Cumbria and Shropshire - compete.
Mr Fellowes said: "People say this is an old man's game, but I think from the talent in Yorkshire the reality is much different.
"These youngsters are committed and really enjoy the sport.
"And success breeds interest in the sport. As long as Yorkshire continue to be successful, more and more young people will want to play.
"Because of age restrictions there is a constant turnover of players. But we have still proved we can bring more really good players through and hold on to the championship."
Home team manager Harold Hick comes from Mirfield and away manager Peter Ellis is from Gomersal.