March Town cricketers win prestigious awards at Lords ceremony

TWO March Town cricketers are celebrating after winning top awards at a ceremony held at the home of English cricket.

Norman Alterton and Stuart Mills were named as winners at the Outstanding Service to Cricket Awards (OSCAs), held at Lords to recognise the thousands of volunteers who devote so much time to the game.

The awards, which were organised by Cambridgeshire Cricket Board, were attended by a host of famous cricketing personalities, including ex-England captain Michael Vaughan and current England fast bowler Stephen Finn.

Alterton received a Lifetime Achievement Award for his services to March Town Cricket Club and Stuart Mills was recognised for his work as a young volunteer.

The ceremony was hosted by top commentator Jonathan Agnew, with speakers including Vaughan, ex-internationals Mike Gatting and Rob Bailey and England ladies captain Charlotte Edwards.

March Town CC have also been celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Fenland Invitation Trophy Cricket League.

Fifty guests attended a dinner, at which league founders Les Mills and Pat Ringham gave a brief history of how the league had developed.