British Blind Sport’s Vice Chairman and cricket stalwart David Gavrilovic picked up a prestigious Outstanding Service to Cricket Award at the recent awards ceremony at the home of cricket, Lord’s.
Dave was the winner of the Outstanding Contribution to Cricket Award at the event that celebrates and rewards volunteers up and down the country who make significant impact on cricket in their area or at their clubs.
The lunch was hosted by Test Match Special frontman, Jonathan Agnew and the awards themselves were presented by a host of cricketing superstars including England pacemen James Anderson and Stuart Broad. Dave received his much deserved award from Agnew and former England international Marcus Trescothick.
Broad said of the awards, “Days like this are what it is all about – recognising the volunteers who do so much incredible work behind the scenes. They are the reason we all have cricket clubs to play at and enjoy. The game simply wouldn’t function without them.”
Dave added, “It’s a massive honour to receive this totally unexpected award. As much as I love playing cricket, I also get a great sense of pride and satisfaction at being able to organise events & competitions for both Blind Cricket England & Wales & British Blind Sport that enable so many blind and partially sighted people of all ages to take part in this great sport. Receiving this award was the second proudest moment in my cricket career – only surpassed by playing for England!”