Cricket is a sport, like many others, which relies heavily on the volunteers that run it. From your club chairmen and groundsmen, to the junior coaches and officials, there are many people who give up their time so that cricket can be played at local community clubs. There are also countless volunteers in the local community supporting cricket to go ahead in schools, community groups and informal settings. However, cricket is unique as the NatWest OSCAs (Outstanding Service to Cricket Awards) are held annually to recognise the work, commitment and positive impact of these key individuals.

Leicestershire & Rutland Cricket are pleased to announce the 7 winners of the local NatWest OSCAs who will now be considered by the ECB for the national awards which take place at Lords Cricket Ground on Monday 6th October 2014. The 7 winners are;

  • Behind the Scenes – Bob White (Wakerley & Barrowden CC)
  • Building Partnerships – Richard James (Sileby Town CC)
  • Leagues and Boards – Paul Whiteman (Leicestershire & Rutland Cricket League)
  • NatWest CricketForce – Derby College (Nominated by Kegworth Town CC)
  • Officiating – Kevin Smyth (Leicestershire & Rutland ACO)
  • Young Volunteer – Chris Dickinson (Great Dalby CC)
  • Lifetime Achievement – Paul Ashton (Wigston Town CC)

The 7 winners and the person who nominated them have been invited to the Leicestershire and Rutland Cricket League dinner on Friday 31st October where they will be presented with their award.

Leicestershire & Rutland cricket would like to take this opportunity to thank all who nominated as well as the volunteers who make such a difference to our game.

For more information about the 7 winners please visit our OSCAs page