CREWKERNE Farmers Skittles League stalwart Robert Hounsell has received an award prior to his retirement from new captain Roy Johnson.

Hounsell led the team, with their home alley at The Bell, Winsham, for 17 years.

Prior to this, Hounsell played in the league for very many years, where his father, Jack Hounsell, was a founder member of the league back in the late 1940s.