The Sharp family has requested that a specific CL Award be presented on an annual basis in recognition of someone within the club cricket community who has provided exceptional service on a voluntary basis.
This new Volunteer of the Year Award will be awarded in memory and tribute to Michael Sharp who served his club, his province and his country on a voluntary basis over many decades. Michael was a former Honorary Secretary of the Leinster Cricket Union Junior Branch, former Honorary Secretary of the Cricket Leinster Open Competitions Committee (OCC) and long serving member and Past President of his beloved Pembroke Cricket Club. His name is synonymous with the oversight & administration of cricket in Leinster and his incredible voluntary contribution extended far beyond his 37 years on CL Committees.
Over many years, Michael oversaw considerable developments in Leinster Club Cricket, initially at Junior Branch level and later he was instrumental in the amalgamation of competition structures to the combined Open Competitions Committee that remains in place to this day. Michael’s role in laying the foundations of competition cricket at club level was immense and all those involved in cricket in Leinster owe him a significant debt of gratitude. He worked tirelessly to ensure everything was run efficiently, effectively and fairly.
Clubs are now invited to submit nominations for this prestigious Award - the only details required are as follows:
- Name of Person & Club submitting the nomination
- Name of Person being nominated
- Brief rationale/summary to support the nomination (200 words max)
All nominations must be submitted by Friday 2nd December by e-mail to:
The adjudication panel will be Jim Bennett (CL President), Pat Banahan (CL President Elect), Meena Baskarasubramanian (Independent Board Director) and Mary Sharp (for the family).
The first winner of the CL Volunteer of the Year Award (in memory of Michael Sharp) will be announced and presented at the CL Awards Night & Gala Dinner on Friday 20th January 2023 in the Round Room at the Mansion House.
This is a great opportunity to recognise someone you know has done a brilliant job within club cricket and/or at provincial level on a voluntary basis. You are encouraged to consider suitable nominees from within your own club and the wider club cricket community.
And just a reminder that there are a small number of tickets still available for the Awards Night itself which can be purchased on this link: