Cricket Awards

Recognising those volunteers who give their time to the game of cricket.

The 2022 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. 

Volunteers are the heartbeat of the cricket community and without these individual’s, clubs throughout the county wouldn’t be able to function to the levels that they do.  Rewarding and recognizing these volunteers plays a vital role in retaining these individuals.

This season Gloucestershire Cricket Foundation has created a number of events and initiatives to celebrate the outstanding work that individuals have undertaken to support their club and community.

The Cote volunteer of the month awards went to five outstanding recipients whilst 10 worthy winners have been recognised for their efforts at the Cricket Awards.  These awards took place at the seat unique stadium as over 100 volunteers were celebrated for their efforts within their clubs.

Each winner had been nominated by their club or organisation in respect of the outstanding work they had undertaken throughout the season. There were some fantastic individual stories that highlighted the great work that is carried out by volunteers to sustain the day to day running of their clubs.

The guests were treated to an evening’s hospitality, culminating in attending the T20 between England and India at the Seat Unique Stadium. 

Workforce development officer Gareth Dawson said “It is great to see so many volunteers recognised for the work they have carried out in the last year. It is a fantastic way to reward, the great work that goes on across the county. Clubs would be unable to run as successfully as they do if it were not for the work of so many individuals who give up their time to ensure that cricket is the game that it is today in Gloucestershire.

Signing off the summer in this way, was a great end to a fantastic season. Showing our appreciation and recognizing all of the volunteers, that had been nominated for a cricket or volunteer of the month award.

A number of Gloucestershire Cricket Foundation Directors were in attendance on the evening as well as Chair Andy Shield, they were involved in the presentations on the night.

Andy said of the awards “ It is vitally important that we recognize the endeavors of our volunteers across the county, they are the life blood of the club community, It has been great to connect with so many this evening  and hear the stories involved”.

As we head into 2023, we look to expand upon the existing initiatives and continue to recognize our valued volunteers across the county.

A huge thank you to all those who have dedicated their time and efforts into making the club community network the huge success it is in Gloucestershire.

We look forward to recognising and rewarding even more of you in the New Year and beyond.

If you are interested in seeing how you can make a difference to your local club, or cricket across the county, please do not hesitate in getting in touch with Gareth Dawson our Workforce Development Officer.

Gloucestershire Cricket Foundation, Cricket Innovator 2022 Winner - Will Thomas - Brislington Cricket Club

Gloucestershire Cricket Foundation, Volunteer Grounds Management Team of the Year 2022 – Tewkesbury CC

Gloucestershire Cricket Foundation, Tackling Climate Change 2022 Winner – Chipping Campden Cricket Club

Gloucestershire Cricket Foundation, Safe Hands Award 2022 Winner - Samantha Hill - Whitminster Cricket Club

Gloucestershire Cricket Foundation, Growing the Game 2022 Winner - Sam Warren - Rockhampton Cricket Club

Gloucestershire Cricket Foundation, Unsung Hero 2022 Winner - Tim Ravenscroft - Carsons & Mangotsfield Cricket Club

Gloucestershire Cricket Foundation, Game Changer 2022 Winner - Ben Lane - Cam Cricket Club

Gloucestershire Cricket Foundation, Rising Star Award 2022 Winner - Kiera Woodcock - Cirencester Cricket Club

Gloucestershire Cricket Foundation, Inspired to Play 2022 Winner - Prakash Sankaran - Bristol United Bank Cricket Club

Gloucestershire Cricket Foundation, Connecting Communities 2022 Winner - Wilf Brooke - Wicketz Bristol

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