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Winners Announced at LCB OSCASs 2013

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Winners were announced at the fifth annual LCB Outstanding Service to Cricket Awards (OSCAs) celebration dinner on 19th July 2013 in The Point (Emirates Old Trafford County Cricket Ground).

The evening was held in association with Headline Partners Lancashire County Cricket Club Foundation Trust and Audio Visual Sponsor Keyteq Presentation Services Ltd (Keyteq).

The OSCAs are aimed at recognising those volunteers in the recreational game of cricket who give so much of their time to the sport - without these individuals the game would not survive. The awards provide an ideal opportunity for supporting our huge army of unsung heroes, saying thank you and celebrating their success with them.


Winners Announced

Winners were announced for 9 different award categories for which nominations were received and short listed at a glitzy awards ceremony. There was also a couple of Special Recognition awards, which were kept a secret until the night of the ceremony.


Award Category


Award Sponsor

Behind the Scenes *

ELAINE ROYDES from Middleton CC 

FSL Electronics and Durant Cricket


Building Partnerships *




Leagues and Boards *

CHRIS WESTON from the Liverpool & District Cricket Competition

Lancashire Cricket Board


Lifetime Achiever *


Lancashire County Cricket Club


NatWest CricketForce *


England and Wales Cricket Board


Officiating – Umpires & Scorers *

DAVID JONES from the Merseyside Cricket Umpires Association


Lancashire Cricket Board


Young Volunteer *

JONATHAN FIRTH from Southport & Birkdale CC


LCCC Foundation Trust


Coach of the Year

ANDREW BARLOW from Ainsdale CC

Myerscough College


Groundsperson of the Year

ALLAN GREEN from Spring View CC

New Balance


Special Recognition

BOBBY CROSS from Heywood CC and FAROUK HUSSAIN from Clitheroe CC


Lancashire Cricket Board



Andrew Hayhurst Managing Director of the Lancashire Cricket Board commented: “Congratulations go to the winners and nominees of the fifth OSCAs celebration. In Lancashire, we have thousands of people who have devoted their lives to cricket and I would personally like to thank all our volunteers in Lancashire cricket, not just those honoured this evening. Many thanks also to our sponsors and personalities who have given their time to make this a truly memorable evening.”

Roger Phenton of Keyteq added: “As one of the leading Audio Visual and Presentation Services providers, we are delighted to support the LCB OSCAs celebration again. At Keyteq we are keen to support community events and this is a perfect match for us. We would like to congratulate all nominees, short listed candidates and winners for their commitment to their local cricket clubs.”

Whilst the LCB OSCAs Awards to volunteers took centre stage on the evening there was also some top drawer entertainment for the enjoyment of over 800 guests. Paul Nixon, former wicket-keeper and left-handed batsman for Leicestershire, England, England A, MCC and Kent was inspirational to guests as he relived with the audience his time as a player. M.C. Roger Dakin, broadcaster and compere, kept everyone glued to their seats and the evening flowing. The evening was closed with a fantastic performance by local Oldham band Stifler's Mom who sang popular songs, ensuring guests danced through to the early hours of the morning.

The winners in the asterisked* categories above are now considered as Lancashire candidates at the national OSCAs event sponsored by NatWest at Lord's in October.

All proceeds from the evening will be invested back in to grassroots cricket across Lancashire.

Special thanks from all at the LCB go to Dave Hardman, LCB Business Support Officer, for organising a very successful OSCAs event.

Images taken by Jenny Laycock, now available in Image gallery on the right.

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Colin Dunkerley 12/09/2013 12:49:46
Hello Dave, Just looked at the LCB OSCAs - very impressed - Good job, well done ! Best wishes to all at LCB. Colin.
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