Outstanding Service to Cricket Awards
Wiltshire Cricket's Outstanding Services to Cricket Awards (OSCAs) look to recognise the unsung heroes of cricket in Wiltshire. These could be people who have been around at a Cricket Club for many years or people who are new to a club or role and have made a significant difference in a short space of time.
The Wiltshire OSCAs run on an annual basis in September in conjunction with the County Age Group Youth Cricket Awards.
There are 7 categories of OSCA (listed below) and on annual basis Wiltshire Cricket looks for as many nominations as possible across each of these categories. On the actual awards evening itself, there are three shortlisted nominees who each receive a certificate and then the winner of each category receives a trophy and an invitation to attend the national Natwest OSCAs at Lords in October.
The OSCAs are a huge opportunity for all club members to say a huge thank you to those people that their club simply would not function without.
For more information on the OSCAs or on how to nominate a volunteer from your club or organisation please contact Pete Sykes.
Wiltshire 2017 OSCAs - Winners
Heartbeat of the Club – This award is for that special volunteer that your club simply couldn’t do without, often the roles they carry out are behind the scenes. They often undertake a number of different roles, and are always there to lend a hand.
Kevin Thompson (Swindon CC)
Get the Game On – Is designed to highlight the “game day” contribution that is made by a key volunteer at your club. They are often the proactive person who is instrumental in going the extra mile to ensure the game is played rather than than it being called off.
Leagues - This award is aimed at recognising the outstanding contribution made by leagues which help and support an increase in participation and getting more people playing more.
Chris Sykes and Paul Rowson (Wiltshire Youth Cricket League)
Lifetime Achiever – This individual will have made an outstanding difference to their cricket club, league, board or local cricket community over a significant number of years.
Ed Davies (Bishops Cannings CC)
NatWest CricketForce -A club who has galvanised their members to support NWCF, gained support from local and national business, as well as linking with the local community in the recruitment of volunteers for club.
Officiating -This award is looking for an official who has visibly increased the quality of officiating and standard player satisifaction of the cricket within their own Club, League or County.
Helen Dolman (Spye Park CC)
Young Volunteer – This award is designed to highlight and show the fantastic contribution that young volunteers can make within the game.
Rhys Merriman (Biddestone CC)
Wiltshire OSCA's - History