Prestigious Awards for KCC Members

 

 

The Warwickshire Outstanding Services to Cricket Awards 2017

 

One article that slipped through the web net during the Winter months…….. Geoff Edmunds was awarded by the Warwickshire Cricket Board it’s Get the Game On award, as well as earlier  during the season being awarded the Geoff Calcott Shield for the excellent groundwork that he undertook, along with Andy Kennell and Alan Davies at our Club.

Geoff Edmunds of Kenilworth CC – Get the Game On OSCA
Acting as Chairman, groundsman and second team captain, Geoff puts in outstanding efforts to get cricket played at Kenilworth CC, with the ground often utilised by local schools and Warwickshire CCC county age group teams.

This event was held in the Committee room at Edgbaston recently and all of the Warwickshire winners have been invited to the National OSCAs at Lord’s on 9th October. It was a privilege to understand the work that people do, often behind the scenes and all our winners were recognised for their voluntary service to the recreational game, usually within club cricket. Many Congratulations go to the following:

(1) Get the Game On and (2) the Geoff Calcott Shield – Geoff Edmunds, Kenilworth CC
Lifetime Achievement – Russell Longhorne, Four Oaks Saints
Leagues – Sarah Ginn, Midlands Women’s League/ECB Softball, Berkswell CC
All Stars – Kings Heath CC
Heartbeat of the Club – Moira Checklin, Highway Spartans
Officials – Paul Stratford, WACO
WCB Award – Gerry Bailey

The winners received their awards from Warwickshire batsmen Sam Hain and Andy Umeed and thanks go to them and Warwickshire CCC for their support.

Get the Game On – Is designed to highlight the “game day” contribution that is made by a key volunteer at your club. They are often the proactive person who is instrumental in going the extra mile to ensure the game is played rather than it being called off.

Get the Game On Criteria 
The nominee must show evidence of:
Their contribution having a positive impact on the number of players especially young players being retained
Show significant dedication of time and commitment to their cricket club and undertaking a number of different roles on match days
An outstanding willingness to go beyond the call of duty to ensure that matches and games are played and completed
Being an active member of the club’s management committee
Motivate players to uphold the spirit of cricket and act as an outstanding ambassador for club cricket both on and off the field
Act as an advocate to help promote the Get the Game On campaign to other volunteers and players within their club and league

  

In addition – MORE NEWS………..

 

Jonathan Cousins, our Treasurer, was awarded this month (February 2018), the Birmingham and District Premier Cricket League’s prestigious Umpire of the Season award for officiating in the BDPCL matches during the 2017 season.

 

WARM CONGRATULATIONS TO BOTH OF THEM (and to our other ground helpers). WELL DONE.