European ECB ACO Shepherd-Frindall regional award winners announced

Wed, Aug 18, 2010 1:11 AM

In memory of two great personalities from the world of cricket officials - David Shepherd and Bill Frindall, the ECB Association of Cricket Officials (ACO) has announced the introduction of the ECB ACO Shepherd - Frindall Awards 2010, and ICC Europe is delighted to announce the European regional winners for these awards. The two regional winners are for the 'Behind the Scenes' and 'Lifetime Achiever' categories.

Wraye Wenigmann (Germany) was named as European winner in the 'Behind the Scenes' category. Wraye has been an extremely experienced scorer for the Deutscher Cricket Bund and is now a member of the ICC European Scorers' Panel, she was the Women's cricket officer for three years and has contributed a significant amount to the communications side of the DCB; producing many articles, photos and statistics for the website. She has also attended many umpire courses and is now qualified to deliver scoring courses. She was also very instrumental in getting women's cricket up and running in Germany.

Duco Ohm (Netherlands) was the winner in the 'Lifetime Achiever' category. Duco has 60 years of experience and is a well respected member of the Amsterdam Cricket Club, he still plays enthusiastically and holds administrative roles both with the ACC and KNCB. He has officiated more than 650 official national and international matches. Ohm has been a member of the KNCB Game Rule Committee for two years, has been a part of the KNCB Accommodation Committee for four years and has been a member of the Umpire Committee for the past 10 years; he most recently joined the Disciplinary Committee.

ICC Regional Development Manager, Richard Holdsworth was delighted for both winners: "Both Wraye and Duco really deserve their awards for contributing so much towards the development of cricket in their respective countries as well as the rest of Europe. Wraye has contributed so much to many different aspects including communications and the officiating side of the game and really helped develop Women's cricket when ICC first integrated the men's and women's games in 2005.

"Similarly, Duco has been an outstanding member of cricket development having spent over 60 years in the game and having played an important part in all processes within his numerous roles."

The judging criteria for all the categories requires that the person has had a positive and sustainable impact on their club/panel and association, the volunteer must show a demonstration of going 'beyond the call of duty', proving an ongoing commitment and exceeding expectations for the good of the club/panel/ association/game of cricket and its members.

The European winners will receive from the ECB ACO a 'Reward and Recognition' prize of a ticket for the England v Pakistan ODI on 20th September at Lord's, with flights and accommodation supplied by ICC Europe. The two regional winners will now go forward to the ECB ACO Awards Committee to be considered for the overall national winner.

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