OSCAs Nominations Sought by 18th August

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OSCA NOMINATIONS 2016

Nominations for the 2016 OSCAs are sought.  We must apologise for the lateness of this news

Entries must reach Cricket Wales by August 18th.

Application forms can be downloaded from this site at www.cricketwales.org.uk/documents.aspx  OSCAs

Below are the criteria to be used by those interested in nominating a figure from the recreational game'

 

OSCAs Criteria 2016

To compliment the Get the Game on campaign a few of the categories have been altered to reflect the importance of retaining and increasing participation levels in cricket. 

You will see from the below that we still have 7 categories that we will be accepting nominations against, a few have changed, and also there are a few alterations to the criteria.  

The 2016 NatWest OSCA’s will be held at Lords cricket ground on Tuesday 4th October.   All nominations will be due by August 19th and invites will go on August 26th once the panel has met. 

Invites will all be sent electronically this year, so please ensure there is an e mail address on the nomination form.  If your event is after the 25th August and you would therefore like your invites going later please advise us of this ASAP.  

The NatWest OSCAs aim to reward the contribution that volunteers make to the game.  We welcome nominations for volunteers from the traditional cricketing environments (clubs, leagues, 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.  

The 7 NatWest OSCAs nomination categories for 2016 will be:   ·        

  • Heartbeat of the Club ·        
  • Get the Game On ·        
  • Leagues ·        
  • Lifetime Achiever ·        
  • NatWest CricketForce ·        
  • Officiating – Umpires and Scorers ·        
  • Young Volunteer    

Following on from this page are the judging criteria for all of the above categories; the characteristics and achievements that separate some nominees from the others. You will note that there are some slight changes to the criteria to reflect the importance of retaining and increasing participation levels in cricket, and also the points system to make sure the ‘wow factor’ is given a strong weighting.  The criteria differ within each category but a minimum standard that all of the nominations must show is outlined below:  

  • 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
  • A demonstration of the volunteer going ‘beyond the call of duty’ and exceeding expectations for the good of the club/organisation/game of cricket
  • Evidence that the actions of the volunteer have aided the recruitment / retention of players within the game An on-going commitment to the club/organisation and its members    

 Scoring

There is a scoring system for all of the categories. In each of the first five criteria for each category there is a score of up to 10 to be given which is to the discretion of the judging panel. The last criterion in each of the categories is a ‘WOW’ factor; this refers to something which is extraordinary and catches the eye and up to 50 marks can be awarded for this. Essentially the nominees with the highest score (out of 100) at the end would be the winner but further discussion may be necessary for close point allocations.

 

Heartbeat of the Club Criteria

Score

The nominee must show evidence of:

 

The undertaking of a number of roles and tasks within the club when they are not fulfilled by others

/10

An impact of their actions on the development of the club in a positive and lasting way

 

/10

A significant dedication of time and commitment to a cricket club

 

/10

An outstanding willingness to go beyond the call of duty for the sake of the club and its members

 

/10

An overriding desire to recruit or retain players within the club

 

/10

WOW factor

 

/50

TOTAL POINTS

/100

Get the Game OnCriteria

 

Score

The nominee must show evidence of:

 

 

Their contribution having a positive impact on the number of players especially youngplayers being retained

/10

Show significant dedication of time and commitment to their cricket club and undertaking a number of different roles on match days

/10

An outstanding willingness to go beyond the call of duty to ensure that matches and games are played and completed

/10

Being an active member of the clubs management committee

/10

Motivate players touphold the spirit of cricket and act as an outstanding ambassador for club cricket both on and off the field

/10

Act as an advocate to help promote the Get the Game On campaign to other volunteers and players within their club and league

/50

TOTAL POINTS

/100

Heartbeat of the Club – This award is for that special volunteer that your club simply couldn’t do without, often the roles they carry out are behind the scenes. They often undertake a number of different roles, and are always there to lend a hand.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Get the Game On – Is designed to highlight the “game day” contribution that is made by a key volunteer at your club.  They are often the proactive person who is instrumental in going the extra mile to ensure the game is played rather than than it being called off.

 

 

Lifetime Achiever Criteria

Score

The nominee must show evidence of:

 

 

A commitment to their cricket club, league, board or local cricket community spanning a number of years

 

/10

Having an impact on the development of the cricket club/league/board/community and its members i.e. implementation of junior section, women’s section, ground improvements, increase in participation levels, improved administration processes etc

 

/10

Embracing change and evidence of moving the club/league/board/community forward

 

/10

Providing a legacy for the organisation and providing for regeneration in the future

 

/10

Building partnerships with external organisations and embracing programmes for the benefit of the club/league/board/community i.e. NatWest CricketForce, Chance to Shine, other NGBs etc

 

/10

WOW factor

 

/50

TOTAL POINTS

/100

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