NatWest OSCAs 2018

The ECB NatWest Outstanding Services to Cricket Awards 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 saying thank you to our volunteers for their incredible work and celebrate their success with them.

The deadline for nominations is 1st July 2018.

A judging panel, as selected by Essex Cricket in the Community, will then sit at the end of July to decide the winners. The winners of the ECB OSCAs categories will go on to represent Essex at the NatWest OSCAs at Lord’s on Tuesday 9th October 2018.

Please make every effort to nominate deserving volunteers from cricket clubs. There are many hard-working volunteers, members and officials across the County without whom the game would not survive.

ECB Categories

1. Heartbeat of the Club

The special volunteer that your Club simply could not do without, often the roles they carry out are behind the scenes. They often undertake a number of different roles, and they are always there to lend a hand.

>> Nominate your Heartbeat of the Club OSCA

2. 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.

>> Nominate your Leagues OSCA

3. Young Volunteer

This award is designed to highlight and show the fantastic contribution that young volunteers can make within the game.

>> Nominate your Young Volunteer OSCA

4. Officiating

This award is looking for an official who has visibly increased the quality of officiating and standard player satisfaction of the cricket within their own club, league, or county.

>> Nominate your Officiating OSCA

5. 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.

>> Nominate your Lifetime Achiever OSCA

Essex Cricket Categories

6. All Stars Volunteer

This individual will have created a fun and inclusive environment for children and parents alike. Enthusiastic, vibrant and motivated the nominee will have inspired young children and create a fantastic all-round experience.

>> Nominate your All Stars Volunteer OSCA

7. Outstanding Services to Essex Cricket

This individual will have made an outstanding difference to cricket in Essex.

>> Nominate your Oustanding Services to Essex Cricket OSCA

8. Groundsman of the Year

This individual will have made an outstanding difference to cricket pitch preparation. Ensuring games are played on pitches to a high standard.

>> Nominate your Groundsman of the Year OSCA

9. The John Wade Award for outstanding services to coaching

This individual will have made an outstanding difference to cricket coaching in Essex over several years.

>> Nominate your John Wade Award for outstanding services to coaching OSCA

10. The Tom Gould Award for Coach of the Year

This individual will have made an outstanding difference to cricket coaching in his/her club, school or community, providing fun increase in participation and getting more people playing Enthusiastic, a positive role model, creating a fun environment thorough knowledge of the techniques and encourages the Spirit of Cricket.

>> Nominate your Tom Gould Award for Coach of the Year OSCA

The deadline for nominations is 1st July 2018.