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It is that time of year where, as a game, we get the opportunity to say thank you to those who make such a big difference to the recreational game in Surrey.

After well over a decade of running the Outstanding Services to Cricket Awards (OSCAs) the ECB have had a rebrand so this year we are seeking nominations for the ‘Grassroots Cricket Awards’ and there are 12 awards on offer.

The good news is that in Surrey we are still aiming to hold an awards event on Sunday 12th September during one of Surrey’s County Championship Divisional games (subject to COVID regulations).

This serves as a great opportunity to reward and recognise those that make a difference at your club, so please be sure to take the time to nominate those who you want to recognise.

You will find the nomination form attached at the bottom of this page, as well as the criteria, for the 12 awards that we are seeking nominations for. You can also nominate people by clicking on the links below for each category or using our online nomination form too.

The deadline for nominations is Sunday 1st August.

Thanks in advance for taking the time to thank those who make a significant difference to our game in Surrey.


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 groundstaff, 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.

Young Coach of the Year – A young person who is already making a difference and is already passing on their enthusiasm for the game and inspiring the next generation of players.

Coach of the Year – A coach who goes the extra mile and is a true coaching hero to their club, league, county or school. They are creative and work with players to help them reach their full potential whilst delivering active and fun sessions.

Outstanding Contribution – Services to Coaching – This person is the life and soul at your club, in your league, your county or at your school. They have dedicated a significant amount of time to coaching and have contributed to growing the game.

Outstanding Contribution – Services to Coach Development – This is an individual or team of coach developers, club or local initiative who is going above and beyond to support the development of coaches in your county.