Cuckney Cricket Club's Alex Jervis has been named the Lord's Taverners Disability Cricketer of the Year at the Cricket Writers' Club Player Awards. 

Jervis, who rose through the ranks at Clumber Park CC before going onto represent Yokshire and England, is still active in the Nottinghamshire cricket community.

While the pandemic restricted his appearances on the cricket field, he worked tirelessly off it to ensure Yorkshire's D40 side competed in their first championship for several years – not only coaching and organising the team, but also travelling the country recruiting players while fundraising to ensure they could fulfil fixtures.

He is also a coach on the Lord’s Taverners Super 1s Disability Cricket programme and an active volunteer, umpire, coach and groundsman.

"It’s something I still haven't got my head around really," he said on claiming the award.

"It's never been about me, it's always about the team or how I can get people into playing cricket at any level. Just giving back to the game that I've been so fortunate to be a part of for so long is my way of saying thank you.

"It's great to receive this award but it's not about the recognition. It's important for young people to have role models in the game so if you have got a physical disability, learning disability or a visual impairment; you know there is a game of cricket for you.”


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