Home | Competitions & Events | OSCAs | Winners Announced at LCB OSCASs 2013

Winners Announced at LCB OSCASs 2013

Font size: Decrease font Enlarge font
Bobby Cross (second) & Farouk Hussain (third) Bobby Cross (second) & Farouk Hussain (third)

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

Winner

Award Sponsor

Behind the Scenes *

ELAINE ROYDES from Middleton CC 

FSL Electronics and Durant Cricket www.durantcricket.co.uk

 

Building Partnerships *

GORDON WHITEHEAD from Glodwick CC

Keyteq

www.keyteq.com

 

Leagues and Boards *

CHRIS WESTON from the Liverpool & District Cricket Competition

Lancashire Cricket Board

www.lancashirecricket.co.uk

 

Lifetime Achiever *

BRIAN SHIRTCLIFFE from Padiham CC

Lancashire County Cricket Club

www.lccc.co.uk

 

NatWest CricketForce *

BURY CC

England and Wales Cricket Board

www.ecb.co.uk

 

Officiating – Umpires & Scorers *

DAVID JONES from the Merseyside Cricket Umpires Association

 

Lancashire Cricket Board

www.lancashirecricket.co.uk

 

Young Volunteer *

JONATHAN FIRTH from Southport & Birkdale CC

 

LCCC Foundation Trust

www.lcccfoundation.co.uk

 

Coach of the Year

ANDREW BARLOW from Ainsdale CC

Myerscough College

www.myerscough.ac.uk

 

Groundsperson of the Year

ALLAN GREEN from Spring View CC

New Balance

www.newbalance.co.uk

 

Special Recognition

BOBBY CROSS from Heywood CC and FAROUK HUSSAIN from Clitheroe CC

 

Lancashire Cricket Board

www.lancashirecricket.co.uk

 

 

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.

Subscribe to comments feed Comments (1 posted)

avatar
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.
total: 1 | displaying: 1 - 1

Post your comment

Please enter the code you see in the image:

Captcha

Advertisements

ECB Club Support
Cricket Coaching Mats

Image gallery

Rate this article

0
  • Email to a friend Email to a friend
  • Print version Print version
  • Plain text Plain text

Subscribe to our Newsletter