A fantastic hospitality day was enjoyed by the Somerset Cricket Board OSCA (Outstanding Service to Cricket Awards) winners and their guests, at the Cooper Associates County Ground on Sunday 19th August 2018.
The Somerset v Essex County Championship game was chosen to reward the volunteers who had been nominated for one of this year’s OSCA awards.
All of the volunteers attending the event had been nominated by their club or league for their outstanding contribution to recreational cricket in Somerset. These awards present a fantastic opportunity to recognise the volunteers who make cricket possible at clubs and enable the game to be enjoyed by so many at all levels.
The OSCA winners and their guests enjoyed a carvery lunch in the County Room and then had their awards presented on the pitch by Max Waller of SCCC.
All of the volunteers were then able to take advantage of their reserved seats to enjoy the game.
It is always a pleasure and an honour to reward these volunteers and the Somerset Cricket Board fully recognise the role that they play in enabling cricket to thrive and flourish in the county.
We will now be submitting 7 of our OSCA winners to the ECB to be put forward for the National OSCAs event at Lords Cricket Ground in October.
The full list of Somerset Cricket Board OSCA winners for 2018 can be found below:
Andrew Higgins Bridgwater CC Heartbeat of the Club
Cecilia Szczepanski North Perrott Cricket Club Officiating – Umpires and Scorers
Pascal Szczepanski North Perrott Cricket Club Officiating – Umpires and Scorers
George Warren Staplegrove CC Young Volunteer
James Fitzpatrick Chard CC Heartbeat of the Club
Mark Salter Wellington CC Heartbeat of the Club
Martin Kendall Timsbury CC Heartbeat of the Club
Mike Higgs Street CC Heartbeat of the Club
Nick Larder Frome CC Heartbeat of the Club
Richard Yandle Long Sutton CC Heartbeat of the Club
Ryan Llewellyn Cheddar CC Young Volunteer
Tom Parkman North Perrott Cricket Club Lifetime Achievement
Petra Kostrejova Taunton-St-Andrews CC Heartbeat of the Club
Once again congratulations to all of the volunteers listed above on receipt of your highly deserved OSCA award.