ECB Volunteer Cricket Awards 2022 – Nominate Today!

3rd August 2022

The ECB Volunteer Cricket Awards (formerly NatWest OSCAs) 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 Volunteer 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 once again invite the top three from each category and a plus one to a special celebration evening in September 2022 at Wensum Valley Golf & County Club (Tuesday 13th September), so please do nominate those special people who are truly making a difference.

* The winners of last years awards cannot be nominated but those who were nominated and didn’t win can be nominated again *

This year, there are eleven categories to choose from, and these are as follows:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Rising Star Award – Young volunteer making a difference – 11 – 16-year-olds
  4. Game changer – Young volunteer 17 – 25-year-olds making a difference in the game.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Lifetime achiever – That one individual who has given many years of service to your club or community group you could not do without.
  8. Cricket innovators – Someone who has brought new ideas and/or implemented new systems to improve your club or community group.
  9. Safe Hands Award (NEW for 2022) – An individual that has gone above and beyond to create a positive environment for young people to enjoy the game.
  10. Tackling Climate Change (NEW for 2022) 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
  11. Volunteer Grounds Management Team of the Year (NEW for 2022) – 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.

How to nominate

Use the button below to complete the nomination form. Please complete the form in full and submit by Friday 2nd September 2022.

Completed nominations should be sent to NCB Volunteer Development Officer Neil Irons at