Nominations for the 2024 Devon Cricket Collective Awards are now open!

The Cricket Collective Awards are the annual celebration of the volunteers who go above and beyond to help make cricket happen.

The awards are a great opportunity to nominate that person at your cricket club who deserves a huge thank you for their efforts in the past 18 months, 10 years or 50 years!

Nominations close at midnight on July 14.

There are 15 categories this year, with a brand new category sponsored by Metro Bank for those championing girls’ cricket at clubs. The Cricket Collective Awards have also joined together with the Coach Awards, so at the end of the season we are able to celebrate more people delivering recreational cricket than ever before.

Don’t forget to share details about the Awards with all your players and members. All local winners will be entered into the National Cricket Collective Awards, announced Winter 2024.

National Successes

Four Devon Cricket Collective Awards winners have gone on to be crowned national winners in their categories in the last two years.

EXWICK CC - 2023

Exwick CC were named as one of three winners in the National Connecting Communities Award, being recognised for going above and beyond to #RaiseTheGame and support communities by the ECB.

"A few years ago we were in danger of folding and now here we are winning a national award. It's huge for us."

CORNWOOD CC - 2023

Cornwood CC's grounds team were crowned National Volunteer Grounds Management Team of 2023 by the ECB, recognising the team for taking the quality of the ground to new levels. The improvements led to Devon County Cricket Club and County Age Group matches being played at Oak Park.

"It's surreal really, because it's just little Cornwood down here in Devon, but I'm immensely proud of everyone that's involved."

HELEN SMITH - 2022

Plymouth Civil Service & Roborough CC's Helen Smith was recognised in 2022 for her work at the club over 47 years by being named National Lifetime Achiever Award winner. Described as a "lifeline of the club in difficult times", Helen was proud to be recognised:

"I didn't even know I'd been nominated for the Devon award, so it came as a bit of a shock. It was more of a shock to get the email from the ECB, because I actually thought someone was taking the mickey!

"It was a big shock, but it actually made me feel really proud and honoured."

ANTONY COX - 2022

Sidmouth CC's Antony Cox was highly commended at national level by the ECB in the Inspired to Play category. Antony had racked up an incredible nine nominations on his way to winning the Devon award for his hard work building up the girls' cricket section at the club.

"It's a huge honour to be recognised both by Devon and by the ECB, but more importantly by the parents and those that I've been coaching.

"It's inspiring to be given recognition for something that I love doing."