Chris Weston winner of September’s Game Changer of the Month award
Lancashire Cricket is delighted to announce that the winner of The Game Changer of the Month Award for September, is Chris Weston.
The monthly initiative aims to recognise and reward the outstanding contributions made by individuals working in cricket across Lancashire every month, with a Game Changer of the Year to be named at Lancashire Cricket’s annual End of Season Awards.
Chris has been Secretary of the Liverpool Competition since 1996. With 43 Clubs, 13 Senior Leagues, a Junior League and a Women’s and Girls set up with over 20 clubs playing competitive cricket, Chris has provided impeccable organisational and leadership skills to underpin the whole operation.
His attention to detail is legendary and has been invaluable in enabling an eight-week programme of regional cricket, junior leagues and women’s and girls’ meets during the COVID-19 period. Chris has taken a lead on Risk Assessments and any Track and Trace issues, his meticulous note taking allows decision making with confidence.
Chris is an expert in a number of fields and is ever willing to pass on his knowledge in a friendly and efficient manner. This extends to the Lancashire Cricket Foundation League official’s meetings, which Chris has attended and influenced weekly from the early stages of lockdown.
Chris was presented with a cheque for £150, to purchase something which will assist with his ongoing voluntary work, by former Lancashire Cricket and England wicketkeeper, Warren Hegg.
He also received a trophy to mark his achievement and a complimentary stay at Emirates Old Trafford’s on-site Hilton Garden Inn for a domestic matchday.
Upon receiving the Game Changer of the Month Award, Chris Weston said: “As secretary of the Liverpool & District Cricket Competition, you could certainly say I push a lot of paper around!
“The Liverpool Comp has over 60 clubs, with people from all walks of life and it is an absolute pleasure to meet so many people who do so much for cricket. The Liverpool Comp runs on people’s goodwill, and it is a privilege to work with them.
“There are a lot of us who work very hard, and this award is something that reflects on the Liverpool Comp as a whole, not just on me.”
The Game Changer recognition programme affirms Lancashire Cricket’s involvement and commitment to recreational and grassroots cricket in the North West, with Red Rose players awarding winners at their clubs.
Warren Hegg added: “I am absolutely delighted that Chris Weston has received this award on behalf of the Liverpool Comp.
“The league is magnificently run, well organised and it is a very big cricket league with lots and lots of teams and it is people like Chris who give their time for free that make it all happen.
“Chris is so deserving of this award for the time and the effort which he puts into the game, and I hope that he continues to enjoy the fruits of it.”