Two JCT600 Bradford League stalwarts have been honoured inb this year's Yorkshire Cricket Boar Outstandinag Service to Cricket Awards, (OSCAS).
Umpire Glynn Pearson has won the accolade for raising the profile of officiating within the county while Undercliffe's Brian Lymbery has won the Clifford Smith Award for Services to Youth Representative Cricket
Pearson took up umpiring in 1986 and joined the Bradford League Umpires Association and still umpires regularly in the JCT600 Bradford League.
He joined the association’s Executive Committee in 1995 , was secretary 1998- 2005 when he was elected chairman, a position he held until 2012.
He became a qualified tutor in 1992 with ACU & S and is still tutoring regularly. He became Regional Councillor for ACU & S in 2003 and was asked to join an ECB Task Force for Education in 2007 to look at the Education Portfolio and Courses.
He transferred membership to ECB ACO in 2008 and was Regional Appointments Officer for the North Region 2008 – 2012. He has served the County ACO as vice-chairman since 2008 and has been a member of the Yorkshire Cricket Board since 2009.
On a local basis he has been vice-chairman of Bradford Branch ACO since 2008 and represents that branch on the County ACO
In 2010 he became part-time Executive Officer for ECB ACO for the North & Midlands Region.
Over the past 27 years Glyn has put many hours into encouraging recruitment of umpires, training of new umpires, and retention of match officials. He also undertakes assessments and observation of colleagues.Over the years he has shown true dedication to all the roles he has undertaken
Lymbery's citation read: "Since finishing a successful cricketing career in the Bradford League Brian has put back into the game a great amount of effort and determination in order to improve the grassroots level of the game.
"As chairman of the West Yorkshire Area Council and now also of the YCB Council he has ensured that funding has been made available to support clubs in the education of coaches and in aiding clubs to help themselves.
"On the Yorkshire scene Brian has used his vast experience to encourage youth and advance representative cricket by his involvement with the Yorkshire Under-19’s, both as a coach and organising matches following similar work with the Under-17s for many years.
"At club level he has been a driving force in club development, creating links between local community organisations such as schools and other sporting bodies all for the benefit of cricket in general."