Volunteers Rewarded At OSCAs Ceremony
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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