2004 OSCAs set to reward cricket's volunteers

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The OSCAs (Outstanding Service to Cricket Awards), are aimed at recognising those volunteers who give so much of their time to the game of cricket. As we all know, no sport would be able to survive were it not for the army of volunteers who give of their time freely and passionately. Cricket is no exception.

For the first time in 2003, the England and Wales Cricket Board, with the support of NatWest, decided to organise a special event in order to thank these people for their hard work and dedication. This event, while celebrating the work of volunteers, will also raise the profile of cricket.

The OSCAs will take place at Lord's Cricket Ground in the Nursery Pavilion on October 4. There will be a lunch with approximately 300 guests. Guests will comprise of nominees, press, public, and voluntary and private sector representatives and of course individuals from the world of cricket.

There are seven categories that volunteers can be nominated for and there will be overall winners who are announced on the day.

Last year's event was a tremendous success and all the attendees thoroughly enjoyed themselves. We intend to have a fantastic programme this year, and just as much fun as last year!

Award Categories

Youth volunteer under the age of 25 as at 06/10/03

All Rounder volunteer who wears many hats and keeps the club running

Promotion of Volunteering volunteer who recruits and coordinates other cricket volunteers within the club and local community

Make a Difference volunteer who brings in new commercial support through an innovative approach

Cricket Force volunteer or a group of volunteers who managed a project to improve the clubhouse and/or the club's grounds

Get Involved volunteer who gets involved with the club because his/her child plays

Leagues/Boards volunteer who is active at local league, County Board or county age group levels