Nominations For LCB OSCAs Revealed
The second Lancashire Cricket Board OSCAs celebration dinner, sponsored by Keyteq Presentation Services Ltd and Thwaites Wainwright, will be held on 2nd July 2010 at Old Trafford County Cricket Ground. The setting for the mixed dinner is the new and very impressive conferencing facility The Point, a perfect venue for our prestigious event.
The awards are aimed at recognising those volunteers and young people who give so much of their time and enthusiasm to the game and this is our shared opportunity to pay tribute to them.
There are 10 categories which will be awarded on the night:
- Young Player of the Year
- Coach of the Year
- Groundsperson of the Year
- Young Volunteer*
- Officiating - Umpires & Scorers*
- Behind the Scenes*
- Lifetime Achiever*
- Leagues and Boards*
- Building Partnerships*
- NatWest CricketForce*
The Young Player of the Year has already been decided by Lancashire Schools Cricket Association (LSCA) from 2009 performances.
A judging panel, as selected by the LCB, has decided the shortlisted candidates and winners. The top 3 in each category have been invited to the dinner and the winner will be announced on the night. The winners in the asterisked* categories will go on to represent Lancashire at the NatWest OSCAs at Lord's on 18th October 2010.
Andrew Hayhurst (LCB Director) commented:
“On behalf of the Lancashire Cricket Board I’d like to welcome everyone to the second LCB OSCAs celebration. This should be a truly memorable evening in the stunning new conferencing and banqueting facility here at Old Trafford called The Point. I’d like to congratulate all the nominees and eventual winners, but more importantly thank them for all their dedication to our sport cricket.”
Whilst the LCB OSCAs awards to volunteers will rightly take centre stage on the evening there is also some top drawer entertainment booked for the enjoyment of guests. A first class after dinner speaker and M.C. have been booked for the entertainment. Dr Kevin Jones, our keynote speaker, is regarded by many as one of the most humorous and witty after dinner speakers in the UK today. He will have guests ‘in stitches’ with his hilarious take on the inner sanctum of the medical world. Our M.C. and very talented comedian is Tony Jo, a member of the Grumbleweeds.
All proceeds from the evening will be invested in grassroots cricket across Lancashire.
Many nominations were received and the LCB would like to congratulate the short listed candidates. Please find below the full list of nominees with the winners to be announced on the evening.