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League stalwarts win OSCAS

League stalwarts win OSCAS

Two long-serving members of the league's management committee were honoured in the recent Yorkshire Cricket Board OSCAs at Emerald Headingley.

Administration Executive Bob Shackleton won the coveted George Rhea Award for special service to cricket and Umpires Association chairman Philip Radcliffe took the prize for services to umpiring.

And to complete a great night for the All Rounder Cricket Bradford Premier League, Lightcliffe's tireless duo of Kevin Booth and Bruce Lunn won the Maurice Young Award for Services to Coaching Young People and Spen Victoria's Adam Brown was joint winner of the Clifford Smith Award for Services to Youth Representative Cricket.

Shackleton's award acknowledged his outstanding contribution to the Bradford League over almost 40 years as secretary, chief executive and admin executive.

The award also took account of his work with the Black Sheep Yorkshire Champions Trophy, White Rose Trophy and West Yorkshire League Council along with being president of Cleckheaton.

Radcliffe is a well-known figure around the league who is a highly-regarded member of the ECB ACO and is a director of the YCB having been a previous chairman. In addition to his work for umpiring, he is chairman of the Bradford Junior League.

Booth and Lunn have been the driving forces for Lightcliffe's extensive junior set up. They put in a huge amount of time coaching and encouraging the club's many young players.

The award for Brown is recognition for the huge contribution he has made to youth representative cricket, providing statistical and analytical back up.