Morley Howell, Hugh Davies, Graham Crimp and David Morgan
Cricket Wales and Glamorgan CCC recently hosted a lunch to
recognize past and present services to the game of cricket in Wales by four
former administrators. Also receiving gifts
from Cricket Wales were the four individuals nominated by Cricket Wales to
receive NatWest Outstanding Service to Cricket Awards (OSCAs)
from the ECB.
The aforesaid administrators were David Morgan, OBE, Graham
Crimp, MBE, Morley Howell and Hugh Davies.
, former Chairman of Glamorgan CCC, first
Chairman of the Cricket Board of Wales, former Chairman of the ECB and also Chairman
of the ICC, is to be installed as the next President of MCC in October.
David Morgan OBE and Roger Morris (Chairman Cricket Wales)
’s long list of positions held within the
sporting world, testifies to the breadth of his experience. This list, which included important positions
as Chairman of the Welsh Cricket Association and past Treasurer of that body
and of the former Cricket Board of Wales, only partly describes his value to
the game. His wise counsel is widely
sought and is freely given.
Graham Crimp MBE
Honorary secretary of the Welsh Cricket association in 1995, in succession to
Afan Daniel, and continued in that office until 2008. During his last three
years as Secretary he also became Vice-Chairman, effectively,Chairman-elect. He
succeeded Graham Crimp as Chairman in 2009 and remained in post until the WCA
and the Cricket Board of Wales merged in 2011 to form Cricket Wales.
Morley has been
associated with Gowerton Cricket Club even longer than his association with the
national scene – as player, secretary and, until recently, President.
is a former Glamorgan player who later became Glamorgan
Deputy Chairman, Glamorgan Committee member, CBW Chairman and was instrumental
in helping to bring about the merger of the CBW and the WCA to produce Cricket
NatWest Outstanding Service to Cricket Awards (OSCAs)
The four individuals
nominated by Cricket Wales to receive OSCAs on October 6th, at a
ceremony at Lord’s, are Trevor Jones, Gerald Evans, John Prickett and John
Gerald Evans, John Painter, Trevor Jones
was unable to attend the ceremony held at the SWALEC
Stadium but will attend at Lord’s.
It is unlikely that anyone
who has played representative cricket at 15 years of age over the past thirty-odd
years will not have met John Prickett: generations of young players owe him a
considerable debt in his role as a significant figure in the organisation and fulfilment
of junior representative cricket, particularly in West Wales, but also
nationally for Welsh Schools’ teams and more recently as Manager of the Cricket
Wales U15 team. Splendid!
has been an
administrator for a very long time – Club Secretary; League Secretary; Assistant
Secretary of SWCA; Junior Region Secretary; Junior League Official; Umpires’
Secretary; Wales Indoor Six-a-Side Organiser; Club Scorer – Trevor is the
epitome of Commitment.
has been a
member of Pontarddulais Cricket Club since 1947 and once established in the
first team stayed there for 35 years. In
all, his playing career spanned eight decades! Player, coach (3 decades),
umpire, groundsman, committee man – there is little that Gerald has not
is the Mr. Fix-it of Miskin Manor Cricket Club. A
member for over sixty years, John played for all four of the open-age but now
spends his time as groundsman, demonstrating the sort of commitment that
enables the players to play. A quotation from his nomination: “Before every senior home game on
Saturdays, Sundays and mid week as well as having prepared the ground in the
days prior to the game being played, he will have organised the changing rooms
and clubhouse, making sure that everything is in place off the field of play as
well. At the end of the game, John will be the one to lock up after ensuring
that all furniture and equipment has been stored away safely. He is more often
than not the first to arrive at the ground and the last to leave.”