Former Worcestershire paceman Stuart Lampitt is amongst the nominees anounced by the ECB today on the shortlist for the 13th annual NatWest Outstanding Service to Cricket Awards (OSCAs).
Lampitt is nominated for his involvement in the Worcestershire Cricket Board Junior Cricket League and Cup competition.
He was a key member of the Worcestershire side of the late 1980s and 1990s before retiring at the end of the 2002 season.
Twelve NatWest OSCAs will be presented in front of 400 invited guests from the recreational game at a prestigious event hosted by BBC Radio Test Match Special commentator Jonathan Agnew at Lord’s on Monday 12th October.
The NatWest OSCAs were established in 2003 to reward cricket’s unsung heroes and recognise the contributions and efforts of grassroots volunteers from all over England and Wales.
The awards form an integral part of both NatWest and the ECB’s volunteering programmes which give cricket clubs advice on educating, recruiting and rewarding volunteers.
Hundreds of volunteers were nominated by clubs, leagues and county cricket boards nationwide and the final shortlist has been chosen by a panel of representatives from the ECB, British Gymnastics, RFU and NatWest.
NatWest OSCAs 2015 nominees
Get the Game On
Mick Brown – Ashington Cricket Club, Northumberland
Stuart Clarke- Linden Park Cricket Club, Kent
Graeme Smith- North Yorkshire, South Durham Cricket League, Yorkshire
Heartbeat of the Club
Susan Derben- Taunton Cricket Club, Somerset
Jock Spry- Thorverton Cricket Club, Devon
Roger Lewis- Solihull Blossomfield, Warwickshire
Leagues and Boards
Stuart Lampitt – Worcestershire Cricket Board Junior Cricket Leagues and Cup Competition
Keith Robson- North East Premier League, Durham
Gary Stanley- West Sussex Invitation Cricket League and Sussex Cricket Board
Tom Boore- Gloucestershire Cricket Board
Bernard Ellis- Farnham Cricket Club, Essex
John Gurney- Sandy Cricket Club, Bedfordshire
NatWest Cricket Force
Jill Ainscough- Bedfordshire Cricket Club, Bedfordshire
Simon Wood- Brighton and Hove Crescent Cricket Club, Sussex
Jim Yorath- Turnham Green and Polytechnic Cricket Club, Middlesex
Officiating- Umpires & Scorers
John Golding – Berkshire Cricket Officials Association
Graeme Hall- Kent Association of Cricket Officials
Rob Smith- Yorkshire Cricket Board Association of Cricket Officials
Ashley Cartwright- Tibberton Cricket Club/ Shropshire County Cricket League
Harry Johnson- Ruddington and Clifton Village Cricket Club, Nottinghamshire
Adam Nichol- Ashington Cricket Club, Northumberland
Outstanding Contribution to Coaching
Steve Amison- Bredbury St Marks Cricket Club, Cheshire
Alan Hyatt- Kings Heath Cricket Club, Warwickshire
Patrick Tonks- Haxey Cricket Club, Lincolnshire
Coach of the Year
Edwin Lee- Ratby Cricket Club, Leicestershire
Phil Lewin- Abbots Langley Cricket Club, Hertfordshire
Saba Nasim- Wanstead Cricket Club, Essex
Young Coach of the Year
Matt Earl – Kettering Town Cricket Club, Northamptonshire
Joseph Martin- Lancashire
Adam Nichol- Northumberland
Other awards to be presented at the event: NatWest U19 Club T20, Club of the Year Outstanding Contribution to Disability Cricket
Matt Dwyer, ECB’s Director of Participation and Growth, said: “The NatWest OSCAs are a great way to recognise and reward the outstanding contributions volunteers make to grassroots cricket every year.
"Volunteers are the unsung heroes of the recreational game and our clubs, leagues and Boards all rely on the countless hours they give to the sport each year. Congratulations to all our nominees and we trust they enjoy a memorable day at Lord’s – the Home of Cricket next month.”
Lee Bailey NatWest Sponsorship Manager said: “The NatWest OSCAs is an important part of our cricket calendar as it encourages us all to stop, recognise and appreciate just some of the army of hardworking and dedicated volunteers who make cricket possible in their communities.
"This year’s winners are all truly remarkable and selfless people without whom grassroots cricket would not be the wonderful game that we all enjoy today.”