The Cricket Collective

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We are pleased to launch the 2024 Cricket Collective Awards, which will bring together the annual Grassroots Cricket Awards and, for the first time, the Coach Awards, which seek to reward and recognise volunteers across the country who have made a difference to their club or community group. 

Fifteen award categories will allow us to recognise and reward those who have made an outstanding contribution to cricket this year, be it a young volunteer who has gone over and above or a Club that has excelled in opening up the game to a brand-new audience.

The categories are as follows:

  1. Metro Bank Champion of Girls Cricket Award– A volunteer, and/or groups. coach or role model who has championed growing girls’ cricket at their club.

  1. Growing the Game – A league volunteer, committee member, or administrator going above and beyond to support clubs and help increase the number of games played.

  1. Rising Star Award – A young volunteer making a difference in the game (for 11-16-year-olds).

  1. Volunteer Grounds Team of the Year– An opportunity to reward and recognise those volunteers who are working hard and improving the places where the game is played.

  1. Tackling Climate Change– A club or community organisation that is addressing the threat climate change poses to cricket, by making sustainable changes to operations, adapting their facilities and/or engaging and educating their local community.

  1. Unsung Hero – Those heroes who impact our game from behind-the-scenes and help us make cricket happen.

  1. Outstanding Contribution – Services to Coaching– This person is the life and soul at your club, in your league, your county or at your school, coaching and making a difference to players.

  1. Coach of the Year – A coach who goes the extra mile and is a true coaching hero to their club, league, county or school.

  1. Connecting Communities – A club or community organisation which has gone above and beyond to #raisethegame and support communities and/or groups.

  1. Inspired to Play – An individual or group within your club or community organisation going above and beyond to #raisethegame and open the game up to new audiences.

  1. Cricket Innovators – Someone who has brought new ideas and/or implemented new systems to improve your club or community group.

  1. Lifetime Achiever – That one individual who has given many years of service to your club or community group and who you could not do without.

  1. Game Changer – A young volunteer making a difference in the game (for 17-25-year-olds).

  1. Safe Hands – An individual that has gone above and beyond to create a positive and inclusive environment for young people to enjoy the game.

  1. Young Coach of the Year- A young person who is already passing on their enthusiasm for the game and inspiring the next generation of players (16-25-year-olds).

You can nominate someone by completing this online form. The deadline for nominations is Sunday 28th July.

The county winners will be put forward for the national awards, and celebrated at Bucks Cricket’s Women’s 1st XI’s showcase fixture in Milton Keynes on Sunday 8th September.