The summer of 2020 has been like no other and the 2020 NatWest OSCAs will aim to reflect the achievements and efforts of the cricket community in their work off the field. We welcome nominations for volunteers from the traditional cricketing environments (Clubs, Leagues, and Boards) but in addition to this, we would like to recognise volunteers from emerging environments such as Higher and Further Education, Community Programmes, Workplaces and Recreational Park Leagues.

This year the OSCAs will be held as a virtual event which is currently at the planning stage.  All nominations must be submitted to the Devon Cricket Board by 12:00 on Thursday 10th September where we will work through the nominations and submit our nominations for each category to the ECB. The ECB will send invites to nominees electronically this year, so please ensure there is an e-mail address on the nomination form.  

All nominations will be mentioned and thanked in a website article, along with anyone nominated in May as a Devon Cricket Unsung Hero. 

2020 NatWest OSCAs Nomination Categories

The three NatWest OSCAs nomination categories for 2020 will be Connecting Communities, Pro-Active Leadership within the Cricket Community and The #raisethebat Award. 

  • Connecting Communities

This award is designed to highlight a club, league or community organisation that has supported the members of their community through inspirational methods.  Through a diverse range of measures throughout COVID-19 to ensure cricket has played its part in looking after the local community.  Innovation and pushing the boundaries are to be rewarded here and we want to recognise the important role played by club, group of people or organisation.

  • Pro-Active Leadership within the Cricket Community

This award is designed to highlight and show the essential contribution that proactive leadership can make within the Club, Leagues, Officiating, Community or County Organisation's.  We want to recognise those individuals who are providing vision and direction in supporting their local community and highlighting the role cricket plays within that community.

  • The #raisethebat Award 

The #raisethebat Award is your opportunity to put forward an outstanding individual, be they a key worker or someone who has gone over and above during this period of COVID-19. Individuals are also able to nominate themselves. Please find below the scoring criteria for this award. 

Nomination Criteria 

Below you will find the judging criteria for the each of the categories - the characteristics and achievements that distinguish some nominees from others. 

Whilst the criteria differ within each category, a minimum standard that all of the nominations must show is as follows: 

  • Evidence in the nomination form of the criteria having been achieved  
  • Evidence that the person has had a positive and sustainable impact on their club/organisation/association and wider community
  • A demonstration of the volunteer going ‘beyond the call of duty’ and exceeding expectations for the good of the club/organisation/game of cricket and wider community 
  • Evidence that the actions of the volunteer have aided the wider community 
  • An on-going commitment to the club/organisation/association and its members 

Connecting Communities Criteria 

Pro-Active Leadership within the Cricket Community Criteria 

The #raisethebat Award Criteria 

How to Nominate

Use the button below to download the form and email them to Alex Jopling at the DCB, please feel free to add photos or videos to your nomination to help bring it to life. 

All nominations must be submitted to the Devon Cricket Board by 12:00 on Thursday 10th September where we will work through the nominations and submit our nominations for each category to the ECB later that afternoon.