Nottinghamshire took home a Natwest Outstanding Service to Cricket Award last night, after the Natwest Cricketforce award was given to Nick Allcoat for his work in renovating Attenborough Cricket Club’s pavilion.
An accompanying video featured testimonials to Allcoat’s efforts in securing funding and developing the project beyond their original visions.
“The NatWest OSCAs really is one of the highlights of the cricketing summer – when we rightly take time to thank and reward the game’s volunteers,” said David Collier, Chief Executive of the ECB.
“We owe a huge debt of gratitude to every single one of the them – they truly are the lifeblood of cricket in England & Wales.”
Allcoat was one of eight volunteers rewarded for their efforts in club cricket this summer at a ceremony held at Lord’s, which was attended by 400 guests from all over the country.
The awards judging panel included representatives from the ECB, Sport England, the LTA and Natwest.
The full results are as follows:
Behind the Scenes: Chris Moore, Staffordshire
Building Partnerships: Azam Riyard, Sussex
Leagues and Boards: Peter Butter, Sussex
Lifetime Achiever: Jack Greenwood, Yorkshire
NatWest CricketForce: Nick Allcoat, Nottinghamshire
Officiating - Umpires & Scorers: Sue Drinkwater, Gloucestershire
Young Volunteer: Alex Havers, Norfolk
The Outstanding Contribution to Disability Cricket: Stefan Pichowski