Awards for the Facilitators

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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. 

David Morgan, 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)

Graham Crimp’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

Morley Howell became 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.  



Morley Howell

Hugh Davies 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 Wales.  


Hugh Davies

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 Painter.


Gerald Evans, John Painter, Trevor Jones


John Prickett 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!


John Prickett
Trevor Jones 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.


Trevor Jones

Gerald Evans 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 done! 


Gerald Evans

John Painter 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.”


John Painter
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