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Duo celebrate winning at OSCAS
3:54pm Thursday 25th October 2012 in Sport
OLD Elthamians and Bromley Town CC were among the clubs recognised in the Outstanding Services to Cricket Awards (OSCAS) at Lord’s on Monday.
Three of the seven nominees from Kent were presented with an award by Mike Gatting at the event on Monday, including Paul Daniels (Old Elthamians) and Amy Rowlinson (Bromley Town).
Daniels won the building partnerships award after ensuring disabled cricket is recognised not only within his club, but also in the borough of Bromley. He founded the young leaders in cricket programme, which in 2012 developed 280 young leaders in south east London delivering 6,000 volunteering hours.
Since the tragic loss of his 15-year-old son Benjamin while training last year, Daniels has been set up a £100,000 memorial fund to work in partnership with CRY to screen young people in Ben's cricketing community for their cardiac health. Daniels has brought professional screening into amateur cricket at no cost to the young person.
Six hundred young fit people a year collapse and die from heart problems they did not know they had and the Old Elthamians official works tirelessly to ensure that what happened to his son does not happen to someone else.
More than 300 young people were screened in 2012.
Bromley Town Cricket Club won the CricketForce award from ECB due to Rowlinson’s work to inspire the club and the community into action.
Having only joined the club’s committee as social and membership secretary in 2011, Rowlinson launched CricketForce at Bromley Town CC in November of last year.
She managed the organisation of CricketForce for her club, securing charity fundraising and sponsorship from businesses.
Rowlinson co-ordinated a new bar to be designed and installed with a total saving of £36,000 to Bromley Town CC.
Her drive and management in utilising the CricketForce tools helped the club to engage the community and achieve their vision.
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