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More award success for C4C’s Matiullah Haider

Following on from his success at Beyond Sport, C4C’s Matiullah Haider won the award for ‘Young Volunteer of the Year’ at Surrey CC’s fifth annual OSCAs event at the Kia Oval’s England Suite on Tuesday 21st August. The OSCA’s, which stands for Outstanding Contribution to Cricket Awards, recognise the contribution of many 1000s of volunteers each year in Surrey.

The event saw Cricket AM presenter Sarah-Jane Mee taking on MC duties, whilst Alex Tudor and Alec Stewart were on hand to present and congratualte the awards to the ten deserving winners. Matiullah will now go onto be nominated for the regional and national awards through the NatWest OSCAs and Sky Sports Coach of the Year Awards and along with his award he won a round of golf and dinner with a number professional cricketers later this year.

Matiullah with the other award winners, front row fourth from the right

Danny Baker, C4C Training Manager, who made the nomination said; “Another great acheivement for Matiullah, I am very proud of him. He is an inspiration to others, demonstrating that regardless of your background you can aspire to make a difference to the lives of others’. Danny was also nominated for two awards on the night, ‘Outstanding Coaching Achievement’ and ‘Outstanding Services to Coaching’. Beth Evans, C4C, who nominated him said that; “Danny’s passion for helping others through cricket is infectious and ensures that all who come into contact with him develop a love for the game”.   Beth’s father, Chris of Ashford CC, Middlesex, also won the ‘Lifetime Achievement’ award.