Honours for Mark, Stephen & Jamie

Leicestershire CCC is delighted to announce that two members of our outstanding Community Team have been recognised for their outstanding work within the counties of Leicestershire and Rutland.

The winners were invited to the second day of the England vs India Test match at Edgbaston in August where during the lunch break they were presented with a certificate on the pitch by England Assistant Coach Paul Farbrace.

Head of Community Development and Indoor Centre Manager Mark Barber has won the Coach of the Year. Mark is a voluntary Academy Coach at Sileby Town where he commits over 20 hours a week to improving youngsters making their way in the game.

Mark has put a particular emphasis on improving Girls and Women’s cricket at the club and over 20 girls attend weekly sessions put on at the club.

Stephen Franklin has won the Outstanding Contribution Award for his tireless efforts within the Leicestershire region. Stephen has been involved in coaching for over 15 years, volunteering at a number of local cricket clubs and working professionally within the Community Team at the Fischer County Ground.

He has started running classroom sessions at the FCG where school children are shown round the ground, often meeting the players and coaches.

The final winner is Jamie Bolton who has helped operate the manual scoreboard at the ground over the past few years.

Jamie is a Head Coach at Electricity Sports Cricket Club. He has organised and chairs relevant meetings, set out a coaching structure for the junior section, coached and developed the U13s for a number of years within the club as well as generally helping out in the club with ground work.

He has also helped to set up and put away on junior section coaching nights every week and developed coaches and players within the club.

Congratulations to all three winners from everyone at Leicestershire County Cricket Club - and keep up your outstanding work.

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