READING City groundsman Dave Wyeth has been nominated for a Berks & Bucks FA honour in the FA and McDonald’s Grassroots Football Awards.

He has certainly turned things around at the Rivermoor Stadium, which is also used by Woodley United.

City chairman Martin Law commented: "When we took over the venue three seasons ago, the main pitch was like straw and full of weeds, and the surface was like a cobbled street. But thanks to Dave we now have the perfect pitch."

Dave faces competition from Twyford United trio Richard, Ian and Mike in the Groundsman of the Year category.

Shinfield Rangers have been short-listed for two Berks & Bucks awards.

They are up for the Club of the Year prize along with Reading Sunday League side Laurel Park and Milton Keynes-based Tattenhoe, while club members Wayne Cannon and Ray Barclay are in the final three of the Project of the Year category for setting up BobiCats which offers football sessions for young children.

Burghfield's Carolyn Tuttle is among three nominations for the Coach of the Year, with Tom Woodrow of Thatcham Town Harriers making the final three of the Supporter of the Year nominations.

Thames Valley Premier League face competition from the Berkshire Futsal League and South Bucks Mini Soccer Conference for the top league award.

Reading-based Malcolm Hillen and Tom Walton are both in the running for the best match official award.

FORMER England Women, Berkshire and Reading cricket star Isa Guha is continuing to make a big impression in the world of cricket broadcasting.

She is one of the main Channel 4 presenters and Sky Sports commentators covering the World Cup, having previously proved a popular host of ITV's coverage of the Indian Premier League.

Later this summer she will be returning to Australia to work for Fox Sports.

Her father, Barun, has been a long time sponsor of the Berkshire county women's team and when I caught up with him at their recent match against Somerset in Maidenhead he said he was very proud of his daughter's achievements.