Monday evening (1st August 2016) saw 250 people attend the KIA Oval’s England Suite (in the OCS Stand) To take part in the Ninth Annual OSCAs Event. WHich is in place to Reward and Recognise the Contribution of of many 1000s of Volunteers each Year in Surrey,
A Special Evening for Tadworth Cricket Club’s Long time Chairman.
On Monday 1st August representatives of the Club were asked if they would like to attend the Surrey Cricket Foundation OSCAs (Outstanding Services to Cricket Awards) ceremony at the Oval.
The dinner/ceremony started just before 5:30pm the scheduled finish of the first innings At the end of the 19th Over they came off for Rain and Jason Roy was on 93* and Steve Davies on 42*. (This Royal London 50 over Match was eventually abandoned with no result at about 8pm).
The awards were made in several categories, but Craig Stevenson was nominated for the HEARTBEAT OF THE CLUB award.
Brian Chalky nominated Craig with some words.
“Craig joined Tadworth C.C. in 2002, an asset on the field , and someone who showed an active interest in everything going on.
He is a qualified coach at the ground every Friday evening coaching our youngsters. On the field in 2004 he became 1st XI captain.
In 2005 our Chairman died suddenly and although still a relative newcomer, Craig was nominated, accepted and became Club Chairman.
Craig has taken the Club forward, getting involved in just about everything. He arranges Club Dinners in the pavilion, sets up tables etc., then puts them away afterwards.
He organises Quiz Nights and Golf Days always taking part himself. He’s a born fund raiser, always looking for opportunities whether it be from organisations or local businesses.
The Banstead Conservators own our ground but we maintain it. Craig is our liaison with them, attending meetings etc.
Craig is always present at pre-season and end of season works around the ground and pavilion, leading by example.
If Club’s have hearts Craig is most certainly ours.” Brian Chalkly
There were 27 nominations for the award across all Surrey Clubs and four were chosen for the Shortlist.
Craig was included in the Shortlist and we are delighted to tell you that Craig won the award.
Congratulations to Craig. A very well deserved award.
Andy McBride, Cricket Development Officer with the Surrey Cricket Foundation, said of the awards “It’s great to be able to recognise the amazing efforts of so many people across Surrey. This year witnessed a record number of nominations, but we know that for every nomination we receive there are still several people who also deserve to be nominated
– it would be great to get everyone recognised! Every year, picking the overall winners is an extremely difficult task for the judging panel and this year was no exception. However, we hope we made the right choices and wish all the winners every success in the National Awards for which they will now be nominated.
We would also like to thanks our sponsors – i-View London, Dennis (UK), Pitchero, Fidelity Energy, Alphyn Education and Lashings All Stars – without their support we would not be able to put on such a terrific event for all these worthy volunteers.” Andy McBride
The winners go onto regional and national awards through the NatWest OSCAs and ECB Coaches Association Coach of the Year Awards.