Volunteers Recognised at OSCAsVolunteers from cricket clubs across the county were regonised for their sterling work at Staffordshire Cricket's annual Outstanding Services to Cricket Awards (OSCAs) at Fordshouses CC yesterday.
Thirty-four awards were made to individuals, clubs and leagues from the length and breadth of Staffordshire across eleven categories in the event supported by the University of Wolverhampton.
Staffordshire Cricket's Club and Community Development Manager, Jenny Moore who co-ordinated and presented the event commented "This is one of my favourite days in the working calendar. Our volunteers give so much of their time to support their clubs and our game - and most don't realise how special they are and how much they are appreciated. This is our way of recognising their fantastic contribution."
The awards were presented by representatives of Staffordshire Cricket's board and ECB staff whilst eighteen women's softball cricket teams played out their season finale.
David Smith, Chair of Staffordshre Cricket, said "Congratulations to everyone involved for a wonderful afternoon spent at Fordhouses CC. Both the OSCAs and the Women's softball festival were a real credit to cricket in Staffordshire with over 30 awards being made to our volunteers and more than 150 women enjoying their cricket at our last festival of the summer."
The afternoon's final award is always for the 'Lifetime Achiever' and this year's trophy went to Springhill Cricket Club's Tony Banks. Tony, celebrating his 50th year with the club, has fulfilled everyone role in the club from groundsman to chair and has overseen the recent re-build of the club's pavilion, having helped to raise the majority of the funds to do so whilst still turning out to play.
A number of the award winners will now go on to the National OSCA celebrations at Lord's in October with a chance of being recgonised nationally for their efforts.
Posted on Monday 10th September 2018, in Latest News