The NatWest OSCAs (Outstanding Service to Cricket Awards) are aimed at recognising those volunteers who do so much for the game of cricket.
(Outstanding Service to Cricket Awards)
We were delighted to host our 2019 NatWest OSCA Presentation event at the CA County Ground on Sunday 7th July.
The NatWest OSCAs are a national reward and recognition scheme to support grass roots cricket and the vast army of volunteers who ensure that cricket can be enjoyed by so many at all levels, with the overall aim of rewarding the contribution that these volunteers make to the game.
Each year we ask our clubs and organisations to nominate worthy volunteers for an OSCA, so that we can say ‘thank you’ to them for all their hard work.
This year 21 OSCA winners and their guests enjoyed a fantastic hospitality day on at the Somerset v Nottinghamshire County Championship fixture at the CA County Ground.
All of our winners and guests had complimentary tickets and reserved seating in the ground, courtesy of Somerset County Cricket Club. We were able to provide a superb carvery lunch in the County Room, enjoyed by all of our guests.
This was followed by an on field presentation on the pitch during the lunch interval, with SCCC professional Josh Davey on hand to present the OSCA winners with their certificates.
With the sun shining and Somerset piling up the runs, our volunteers were then able to sit back and enjoy the rest of the days play.
With a total of 31 OSCA winners across six different categories, it has been a real pleasure to reward and recognise the work that our volunteers undertake at clubs across the whole county.
The Somerset Cricket Board will now be putting forward 6 County Winners to the ECB to go forward to the national Nat West OSCAs event at Lords cricket ground on Monday 14th October.
A full list of our 2019 OSCA winners can be found below:
Nominee Club Category
Peter Holdaway Barrow Gurney CC Heartbeat of the Club
Dave Cox Leigh on Mendip CC Heartbeat of the Club
Derek Joyce Keynsham CC Heartbeat of the Club
Tony Hutchings Wellington CC Heartbeat of the Club
Andrew Forsyth Long Ashton CC Heartbeat of the Club
Jon Solly Hampset CC Heartbeat of the Club
Jon Randall Huntspill & District CC Heartbeat of the Club
Donna Hibbert Staplegrove CC Heartbeat of the Club
Toby Strang Huish & Langport CC Heartbeat of the Club
Gary Way West Bagborough CC Heartbeat of the Club
David Stirzaker West Bagborough CC Heartbeat of the Club
Claire Matthews Wembdon CC Heartbeat of the Club
Barry Swann Minehead CC Heartbeat of the Club
Jon Bendle Wombat CC Heartbeat of the Club
Martin Kendall Timsbury CC Most Inspiring & Diverse Cricket Offer
Sarah Watts Claverham CC Most Inspiring & Diverse Cricket Offer
Adam Chudzikiewicz Knowle CC Pro-Active Leadership in Cricket
Craig Swinburne West Bagborough CC Young Volunteer 19-25
Kieran Chapman Uphill Castle CC Young Volunteer 19-25
Paddy Holyday Uphill Castle CC Young Volunteer 19-25
Neve Kennedy Uphill Castle CC Young Volunteer 14-18
Callum Sturgess Wembdon CC Young Volunteer 14-18
Stuart Tudball Minehead CC Lifetime Achiever
Peter Gendle Claverham CC Lifetime Achiever
John Tozer Norton St Philip CC Lifetime Achiever
Ivan Jones Minehead CC Lifetime Achiever
Gill Murawicki Brompton Ralph CC Lifetime Achiever
Paul York-Smith Wombat CC Lifetime Achiever
Gordon Stone North Newton CC Lifetime Achiever
Rick Brafield Churchill CC Lifetime Achiever
John Parsons Cleeve CC Lifetime Achiever