Some of Worcestershire’s unsung cricket heroes are heading to Lord’s after being recognised at the County’s 2019 OSCAs during a luncheon-ceremony in The View at Blackfinch New Road.

The winners in the various categories at the NatWest Outstanding Service to Cricket Awards were honoured in recognition of their contributions to different facets of the game.

It is the unstinting efforts of volunteers – the lifeblood of the game behind the scenes – which help ensure club cricket continues to flourish throughout the county.

Now these local winners will now go forward to the Home Of Cricket and represent Worcestershire in the National Finals of the NatWest Oscas on Monday, October 14..

Worcestershire Cricket Board Development Director, Tom Hill, said: “We want to say thank you to the many hundreds of volunteers who devote their time across the county to cricket.

“Without their contribution, cricket would simply not be played. Whether this is groundsmen, tea ladies, committee members or the person who helps out coaching occasionally, they make the game what it is today.

“Their collective efforts provide thousands of people across Worcestershire with opportunities to experience and benefit from our beautiful game.”

The 2019 Worcestershire winners were:

OSCAS

Proactive Leadership In Cricket – sponsored by Stuart Canvas – winner, David Gower (recognised for National OSCA in this category at Lord’s on October 14).

Young Volunteer (aged 19-25) – sponsored by Maddison Estates – winner, Tia Webb, Old Elizabethans CC (shortlisted for National OSCA in this category at Lord’s on October 14).

Heartbeat Of The Club – sponsored by Quality Solicitors Davisons – winners, Jim and Lynn Cook, Stourport CC.

Lifetime Achiever – sponsored by SB Waste – winner, Ken Slater, Oldswinford and Stourbridge Social CC (shortlisted for National OSCA in this category at Lord’s on October 14).

Worcestershire Coaches Association Awards

ECBCA Young Coach Of The Year – sponsored by Move Reports – Dan Green, Beacon CC

ECBCA Coach Of The Year – sponsored by Wilkes Tranter – Phil Smith, Cookhill CC

ECBCA Outstanding Achievement – sponsored by Bola – Trevor Ridings, Pershore CC

Worcestershire Cricket Awards

North Worcestershire Tigger Award – sponsored by Touch Developments – Matt Wall, Himley CC

All Stars Cricket Centre Of The Year Award – sponsored by Green Self Storage – Inkberrow CC

Women’s Soft Ball Cricket Team Of The Year Award – sponsored by Ash Funding Services – Martley Mandarins

School Of The Year Award – sponsored by Fresh Nous – Caslon Community Primary School

Bill Jones Memorial Volunteer Of The Year – sponsored by Extra Cover – Ken Slater, Oldswinford and Stourbridge Social CC