Volunteers Rewarded At OSCAs Ceremony

More than 400 guests attended this year's ceremony at Lord's
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Eight volunteers were awarded NatWest Outstanding Services to Cricket Awards (OSCAs) at a ceremony at Lord's.

The prestigious ceremony was held with 400 guests in attendance from cricket clubs around the country as well as current and former internationals.

The OSCAs were created in 2003 to reward cricket's unsung heroes and recognise the efforts of volunteers at club level.

Hundreds of volunteers were nominated in this, the award's 11th year, and below are the winners, picked by a panel of representatives from the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB), Sport England and the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA).

Behind The Scenes: Chris Moore, Staffordshire

Building Partnerships: Azam Riyard, Sussex

Leagues & Boards: Peter Butter, Sussex

Lifetime Achiever: Jack Greenwood, Yorkshire

NatWest CricketForce: Nick Allcoat, Nottinghamshire

Officiating - Umpires & Scorers: Sue Drinkwater, Gloucestershire

Young Volunteer - Alex Havers, Norfolk

Outstanding Contribution to Disability Cricket: Stefan Pichowski

"The NatWest OSCAs really is one of the highlights of the cricketing summer – when we rightly take time to thank and reward the game’s volunteers," ECB Chief Executive David Collier said.

"We owe a huge debt of gratitude to every single one of the them – they truly are the lifeblood of cricket in England & Wales."

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