The Grassroots Cricket Awards
The Grassroots Cricket Awards (formerly NatWest OSCAs) are aimed at recognising those volunteers who give their time to the game of cricket – without these individuals the game would not survive.
There are eleven award categories that will allow us to recognise and reward those volunteers in Middlesex that have made an outstanding contribution to cricket this year, be it a young volunteer who has gone over and above or a club that has excelled in opening up the game to a brand new audience that summer.
The 2022 categories were as follows:
• Connecting Communities – A Club or Community Organisation which has gone above and beyond the call of cricket to support communities/groups coming back to the game we love.
• Inspired to Play – An Individual or group within your Club or Community Organisation going above and beyond to open the game up to new audiences.
• Rising Star Award – Young volunteer making a difference – 11 – 16-year-olds.
• Game Changer – Young volunteer 17 – 25-year-olds making a difference in the game.
• Unsung Hero – Those heroes who impact our game and help us make cricket happen. This could be ground staff, coaches, officials, umpires, or other volunteers.
• Growing the Game – A league volunteer, committee member, or administrator going above and beyond to support clubs and help increase the number of games played.
• Lifetime Achiever – That one individual who has given many years of service to your Club or Community Organisation who you could not do without.
• Cricket Innovators – Someone who has brought new ideas and/or implemented new systems to improve your Club or Community Organisation.
• SafeHands Award – An individual that has gone above and beyond to create a positive environment for young people to enjoy the game.
• Tackling Climate Change – A Club or Community Organisation that is addressing the threat climate change poses to cricket, by making sustainable changes to operations, adapting their facilities and/or engaging their local community.
• Volunteer Grounds Management Team of the Year - Aim would be to reward and recognise those volunteers who are making a real difference at clubs. Those who are working hard and improving the places where the game is played.