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24th October 2012
Frank Wilkinson - Winner of the 2012 NatWest OSCAs Lifetime Achievment Award
A number of current and former England cricketers came out in force to recognise the efforts of local cricketers in the country at the 10th NatWest Outstanding Service to Cricket Awards (OSCAs) at Lords this week.
Andrew Strauss, Jonny Bairstow and Charlotte Edwards all attended the event that aims to celebrate the achievements of recreational volunteers in the game.
It was Frank Wilkinson of Morecambe.CC who picked up the most prestigious accolade of the evening taking home the Lifetime Achievement award.
Frank has dedicated over 50 years of service to Morecambe, undertaking a variety of roles, in particular developing the club’s youth section and creating junior leagues throughout the area.
Morecambe commended their man’s efforts on social networking site Twitter: “Congratulations Frank Wilkinson ECB National lifetime achievement award 2012! Absolute legend!”
Bairstow gave out the Young Volunteer award which went to West Wittering.CC skipper Carl Tupper.
Since taking on the captaincy at the age of just 19, Carl has been hugely influential both on and off the field for Wittering, helping the club’s fundraising and driving the development of the youth section.
Former England captain Michael Vaughan presented the NatWest CricketForce award which went to Bromley Town.CC’s Amy Rowlinson.
Amy has made over £36,000 of savings at the club through sourcing supplies and labour to develop the club's facilities.
A special award of Outstanding Contribution to Disability Cricket was presented to David Townley.
After losing his sight at the age of 40 David has worked tirelessly in the interests of visually impaired cricketers, becoming a leading figure in the formation of the Blind Cricket England and Wales domestic league.
There was also recognition for the unsung heroes of the recreational game with Phil Williams (Warwickshire Cricket Board and Midland Club Cricket Conference) taking home the Leagues and Boards Award, and Lorraine Elgar (Swale Association of Cricket Umpires and Scorers) taking home the Officiating award.
Other awards included the Building Partnerships award which was went to Paul Daniels of Old Elthamians.CC in Kent, and the Behind The Scenes award which went to Bartestree and Lugwardine.CC’s Jonathon Jackson.