Outstanding Service recognised by SCCC

The winners of the 2018 Outstanding Services to Cricket Awards (OSCAs), a national programme designed to reward and recognise the invaluable work done by volunteers up and down the land to get cricket played in clubs and schools, were invited to spend the day as guests of Somerset County Cricket Club on Sunday.

Without the magnificent army of volunteers across Somerset, cricket in the county wouldn’t be half the game it is today.

The 2018 OSCA winners spent a hospitality day at the Cooper Associates County Ground watching the first day of Somerset’s Specsavers County Championship match against Essex, and before enjoying lunch in the County Room they went out onto the pitch to be presented with their OSCA certificates by Max Waller, in recognition of the contributions that they make to grass roots cricket in the county.

Those who were presented with their OSCAs on Sunday were:

  •  Cecilia and Pascal Szcepanski from North Perrott Cricket Club who are both officiating Umpires and Scorers
  • George Warren from Staplegrove Cricket Club who won his OSCA in the Young Volunteer category.
  • James Fitzpatrick from Chard Cricket Club, Mark Salter from Wellington Cricket Club, Andrew Higgins from Bridgwater Cricket Club, Mike Higgs from Street Cricket Club and Richard Yandle from Long Sutton Cricket Club who won their OSCA’s in the Heartbeat of the Club category.
  • Tom Parkman from North Perrott Cricket Club who won his OSCA in the Lifetime Achievement category.

All of the recipients of the OSCAs were warmly applauded by the large crowd of almost 3,500 who were present at the ground to thank them all for the magnificent work that they carry out at their clubs  across Somerset.

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