Packet Sport is giving readers the chance to vote for their favourite sporting stories of 2019.

It has been another excellent year for local sport in west Cornwall, and this is your chance to give the Duchy's sporting stars the recognition their achievements deserve.

Next up is the Sportsperson of the Year award. Here are the eight nominees, with instructions on how to vote for your favourite at the foot of the page.

Luke Cowan-Dickie

This year will live long in the memory of Exeter Chiefs hooker Luke Cowan-Dickie, who enjoyed a memorable debut Rugby World Cup campaign.

The Truro-born former Cornish Pirates player forced his way into contention for Eddie Jones' squad for the tournament in Japan, scoring his first two international tries in warm-up wins over wlaes and Ireland.

He continued that try-scoring form into the tournament itself, scoring three tries in England's six games to finish as the nation's joint-top try-scorer, before featuring as a replacement in the final, which England lost 32-12 to South Africa.

READ MORE: Cornish forward scores vital try in England's Rugby World Cup opener / Cowan-Dickie features as England lose World Cup final

Alex Ducker

It was a fine year for several reasons for Alex Ducker. He began 2019 by completing a record try-scoring season with Camborne, racking up a record 42 tries in a single campaign.

He swiftly took his abilities to the Cornwall team, scoring one try in each of the county's four games on their way to the County Championship title - including the opening try in the final against Cheshire at Twickenham.

His performances earned him a place in the England Counties squad for their tour of Georgia, and a contract with National League 1 side Plymouth Albion, where he is currently the joint-top try-scorer this season with seven.

READ MORE: Ducker joins Albion (external link) / Ducker scores in County championship triumph

Rhys Enoch

It was something of a breakthrough year for golfer Rhys Enoch, who sealed his maiden Challenge Tour title in July.

Truro-born Enoch shot a four-under-par final round in the D+D REAL Slovakia Challenge at the Penati Golf Resort to finish 18-under-par across the four rounds and win by one stroke.

That came just a few weeks after having a US Open debut to remember, when he overcame glandular fever to shoot a stunning five-under round to make the cut at Pebble Beach in California, finishing 71st overall.

Rhys narrowly missed out on sealing a coveted European Tour spot, but is set to feature in some tour events as a top-up player in 2020.

READ MORE: Truro golfer wins maiden Challenge Tour title​ / Enoch reflects on sensational US Open second round

Lewis Goldsworthy

West Cornwall cricketer Lewis Goldsworthy had a cracking year for club, county and country.

The youngster took 41 wickets from 172.1 overs for Cornwall Premier League side St Just as they finished fourth and reached the Tribute T20 Kernow Crash final.

He also featured for England under-19s in their Tri Series with India and Bangladesh in July and August, and is currently on tour with the national side.

He also played for Somerset CCC's second team, and has gone on to sign professional terms with the first-class county side.

READ MORE: Lewis Goldsworthy signs professional terms with Somerset (external link)

Tyler Harvey

What a year it has been for Truro City striker Tyler Harvey. First, the former Plymouth Argyle striker finished off an excellent 2018/19 campaign in which he scored 25 goals in the National League South.

Truro were relegated and Harvey left the club, but swiftly returned at the end of September and has already raced to the top of the Southern League Premier South goalscoring charts, with his 12 goals in 12 games helping the White Tigers to the top of the table.

READ MORE: Tyler continues red-hot form with hat-trick in White Tigers' five-goal win

Grant Randlesome

The experienced Penryn RFC skipper had a 2019 to remember, guiding his club to the Tribute Cornwall/Devon League title and promotion to Western Counties West.

He then went on to play a big role in Cornwall's County Championship triumph, starting all three group-stage wins over Kent, Hertfordshire and Devon, before coming off the bench in the 14-12 win over Cheshire at Twickenham.

READ MORE: Borough secure return to Western Counties / Cornwall land sixth County crown

Kaiden Symons

Falmouth & Penryn Amateur Boxing Club's Kaiden Symons created history this year, becoming the first boxer from Falmouth to be crowned Western Counties champion in more than 20 years.

Symons, who took up the sport four years ago, defeated Barton Hill's Terrell Morris to win the cruiserweight title in the Western Counties finals of the national championships.

That victory earned him a place in the national quarter-finals, where his impressive run came to an end.

READ MORE: Boxer becomes first Falmouth man to win Western Counties title in more than 20 years

Emily Toy

Longdowns golfer Emily Toy has had a remarkable 2019. She began with victory in the Women’s New South Wales 36-hole championship during England Golf's tour of Australia in January, before securing the Women's British Amateur title at Royal County Down in Northern Ireland in June – the highest honour in the European amateur game.

That win allowed her to make her Women's British Open debut at Woburn Golf Club in August, but missed the cut in the professional major competition.

READ MORE: Cornish golfer Emily wins biggest honour in European amateur golf

Please cast your vote for Sportsperson of the Year in only ONE of the two polls below:

POLL: Vote for your Sports Team of the Year

POLL: Vote for your Sporting Moment of the Year

POLL: Vote for your Achievement of the Year