Cricket Awards

Recognising those volunteers who give their time to the game of cricket.
Nominate individuals for 2022 cricket awards

The 2022 Cricket Awards (formerly NatWest OSCAs and Grassroots Cricket Awards) are aimed at recognising those volunteers who give their time to the game of cricket – without these individuals the game would not survive.

These awards are a fantastic opportunity for you to nominate and recognise the volunteers who make cricket possible. The Cricket Awards aim to reflect the achievements and efforts of the cricket community in their work off the field. We welcome nominations for volunteers from all areas of the game including clubs, leagues and communities.

To say a big thank you to all those who have gone above and beyond, we will invite all nominees and a plus one to a game at the home of Gloucestershire Cricket, the Seat Unique Stadium later this summer, so please do nominate those special people who are truly making a difference.

This year, there are eight categories to choose from, and these are 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 group you could not do without
  • Cricket innovators – Someone who has brought new ideas and/or implemented new systems to improve your club or community group
  • Safe Hands 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.

Nominations close on Sunday 14th August 2022 so please act quickly and nominate by completing our online form.

Gareth Dawson / Workforce Development Officer

Gareth joined the GCB in 2016 and progressed into his current role as Workforce Development Officer in 2021. His main roles are being the main point of contact for the ECB on all Coach Development matters and grow the number of active coaches across the County of Gloucestershire.

Additionally, he will support the Gloucestershire Association of Cricket Officials (GACO) in developing an Officials Strategy that aims to grow the number of officials across the game. Increase the number of courses that are available to potential officials and work with GACO to transition volunteers from ‘course takers’ to ‘standing officials’.

Support the Gloucestershire Grounds Association in developing a programme of activity that supports ground staff across each year. Coordinate and manage both national and local Reward and Recognition events for all groups of volunteers. On top of practical delivery in schools, he will work with teachers to enhance their cricket delivery and work with universities/colleges to provide opportunities for students to gain qualifications and coaching experience.

Gareth is a Liverpool FC fan, a big follower of cricket around the world and plays his cricket at Hatherley & Reddings.

Gareth Dawson / Workforce Development Officer