Young Volunteer of the Year Nominees: Sam Barnett - Finch Hill CC, Spencer Clarke - Finch Hill CC, Carl Hartmann - Crosby CC, Caitlin Henery - Ramsey CC, Josh Kewley - Finch Hill CC, Bliss Murtagh - Cronkbourne CC and IOMCA, Tom Ward - Ramsey CC and Nathan Williams - IOMCA. Winner: Carl Hartmann - Crosby CC Carl is a vital junior member of Crosby Cricket Club assisting the Committee in various aspects and he plays an integral role in the transition from junior to senior league cricket in the club. This year, as Carl moved to U16 with no weekly junior cricket, Carl did all the pre-season mowing of the field in preparation for the season during Covid and the majority thereafter once the season got underway. He assisted in the pitch marking and field set up for home games he played in and various junior matches he attended. Carl also volunteered for all club fund raisers, E2E marshalling, bag packing and assisting with the club quiz doing the raffle. He has also assisted coaches for the last 3 years at the Manx Youth Games and managed the majority of the club iPad’s for match set up, scoring and submission of results
Club Volunteer of the Year Nominees: Brendan Bennett- Peel & St Johns CC. Janelle Clarke - Finch Hill CC, Tom Moffatt - Ramsey CC, Adam Page - Ramsey CC, Tom Reader - Ramsey CC, Fiona Roome - Castletown CC and Claude Spencer - Cronkbourne CC. Winner: Janelle Clarke - Finch Hill CC.
If ever a person deserved an award for their efforts as a volunteer working tirelessly behind the scenes of a Manx cricket club it is Janelle. She has three children all playing for our different teams and supports them to the maximum (naturally), helps organise our junior section and Manx Youth Games, assists the senior captains with team selection and player availability, liaises with the IOMCA with regard to fixtures, coordinates with our groundsman regarding pitch preparation, scores most of the games she watches (including for the IOM 1st XI in Guernsey), sits on our committee as club welfare officer, participates in the ladies cricket events, is webmaster for our Play Cricket page and club website, and is basically the oil that keeps Finch Hill CC wheels turning. Sadly this season we haven’t been treated to her excellent cricket teas on Saturdays but we live in hope for next year.
Services to Cricket Nominees: Joe Arnold - Ramsey CC, Jenny Barnett - Finch Hill CC, Kathryn Clough - Cronkbourne CC, Martyn Howard - Ramsey CC, David Kenworthy - Castletown CC & IOM Umpires Association, Dave Picken - Crosby CC, Mark Williams - Castletown CC. Winner: Mark Williams - Castletown CC.
Mark was nominated by a number of individuals from Castletown CC who wished to express their thanks to Mark Williams for being a mentor and role model to their children over the last few seasons. They owe an enormous debt of thanks and gratitude to him and would like to nominate him for his role as an outstanding servant to Castletown CC over the year Lifetime Services to Cricket Nominees: Neill Angus - Castletown & IOMCA, Roy Corlett - Finch Hill CC, Peter Crompton - Cronkbourne CC & IOMCA, Craig Hartmann - Crosby CC, Maurice Trace - IOMCA and Rob Webber - Ramsey CC. Neill Angus - Castletown CC & IOMCA.
Neill was a player for Castletown CC and he joined the club when they had only one senior team and no junior section. He was instrumental in the growth of Castletown CC to the club they are today with two teams on a Saturday and one each in the Forrester and Cain and six junior teams. He was also treasurer of Castletown CC for a number of years. Neill was Chairperson of the IOMCA for seven years and treasurer before that. He was hugely committed to his role as Chairperson even after being diagnosed with a terminal illness. He was instrumental in the Isle of Man joining the ICC and the huge benefits that has brought to the island cricket community. Committed to the development of cricket on the island for a huge number of years at club and association level. His vision has always been to see the growth of Castletown and Isle of Man cricket as a whole
New IOMCA Volunteer Awards 2020
The IOMCA decided after this unprecedented year to initiate a series of awards to say thank you to volunteers. These annual awards are aimed at recognising and rewarding volunteers who give so much of their time to supporting and growing cricket on the Isle of Man.
The awards include - Lifetime Services to Cricket award - this award recognises those individuals who have made an outstanding difference to their cricket club, league or local cricket community over a significant number of years. Young Volunteer of the Year award - this award is for under 18s and is designed to highlight and show the fantastic contribution that young volunteers can make within the game. Club Volunteer of the Year award - this award recognises the special volunteer that every club simply couldn’t do without. The individual often undertakes a number of different roles within the club which are generally behind the scenes and they are always there to lend a hand whenever needed. Services to Cricket award - this award is for those individuals who are providing vision and direction in growing the game often outside of the traditional roles within a club.
All nominees were invited to attend the end of year Celebration of Isle of Man Cricket event at The Crosby Pub on the 11th October. and the winners chosen by an independent panel will be announced during the evening.
Contact Details: Cricket Development Officer: Greig Wright: firstname.lastname@example.org