Mike Wise and Richard Lee win an “OSCA”

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Mike Wise and Richard Lee Richard & Mike at Lords Cricket Ground

Eight of Gloucestershire cricket’s most inspiring volunteers have been recognized for their tireless work after winning a NatWest OSCA (Outstanding Service to Cricket Award).

The winners – who include coaches, umpires, committee members and league representatives – will be invited to a Gloucestershire match and a national awards dinner at Lord’s in October.

Gloucestershire Cricket Board (GCB) chief executive Steve Silk said: “The OSCAs celebrate the people who go the extra mile for the good of the grass roots game. Without them recreational cricket simply wouldn’t exist.

“The eight Gloucestershire winners are worthy recipients of this year’s awards and are among a huge number of volunteers who give up their time to keep cricket alive and thriving in our clubs.

“It is wonderful to be able to recognize them for the difference they make and be able to offer them a public thank you for everything they do.”

 Richard Lee and Mike Wise, Dymock CC

Richard Lee and Mike Wise have been the driving forces behind Dymock’s new pavilion and the national NatWest CricketForce showcase that accompanied it.

On April 1 2016 the club became the centre of the cricketing world when the likes of England captain Alastair Cook, Mike Gatting and ECB Chief Executive Tom Harrison joined local volunteers to help get the ground ready for the new £300k pavilion.

Led by Mike, the day involved the coordination of large numbers of people who lent a hand with everything from replacing fencing to running a barbecue and from youth coaching to counting rubber ducks for a fundraising event.

Dymock was chosen for the national CricketForce showcase event because of its new pavilion. Much of the planning and fundraising for the project has been masterminded by Richard.

Congratulations to both

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