Kidderminster Cricket Club
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OSCA Category winner
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CONGRATULATIONS PETER AND IAN
OSCA Category winner
TWO dedicated members of Kidderminster Cricket Club were bowled over to be recognised for their hard work in this year’s county OSCAs.
Club stalwart, vice-chairman Peter Radburn received the main award, the Bill Jones Memorial Volunteer of the Year and was a category winner for “Lifetime Achievement” at the recent NatWest Outstanding Service to Cricket Awards’ ceremony.
Peter, who joined Kidderminster in 1976 and he played in the 1st X1 for many years including 8 as 1stXI captain, was recognised for his services to the game as a player and administrator over more than 50 years.
He played for the Worcestershire Cricket Association XI, including two years when they were National Champions, and occasionally represented the County 2nd XI. He also frequently captained the Birmingham League representative XI. He has been a member of KCC Committee for over 30 years including several as Chairman.
After retiring from teaching, he became a selector for England Amateur XI and was an elected member of the Worcestershire County Cricket Club committee from 1991 to 2014 of which he is now an honorary Vice President rewarded for dedicated service.
Peter was Worcester Cricket Board Chairman for seven years and was the driving force behind the creation of the Worcestershire County League where he remains chairman, now its 20th season.
Joining him at the presentation at the New Road county ground during the Worcestershire v Somerset game, was Junior Section Secretary Ian Davenport who won the OSCA for his contribution to KCC’s NatWest CricketForce initiative.
Ian secured a £2,000 grant from Foresters Financial, a benevolent mutual society, organised the replacement of four rotten windows in the pavilion with the bulk of the grant, bought materials, equipment and plants and gathered together Foresters’ volunteers to help club members with the refurbishments, which also included painting the pavilion, changing rooms, sight screens and re-planting flower troughs.
Club president Norman Broadfield said: “Cricketers often don’t realise the massive amount of work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure Leagues and games run smoothly, premises are up to scratch and that clubs develop and maintain financial viability.”
“Without the efforts of hard working volunteers like Peter and Ian we would not have the fantastic cricket we enjoy in Worcestershire. They are both very worthy recipients and I and the rest of the club are extremely grateful to them and delighted they have been recognised in cricket’s top awards.”
WCB Cricket Development Director Tom Hill added: “OSCAs is the favourite day of my year. It summarises everything we do. The day celebrates the lives of the people who are the lifeblood of recreational cricket in Worcestershire.”
(Local press coverage)
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