City honour Alan Barron with Service to Sport Award

29 Oct

The Aberdeen Sports Council’s Annual Sports Personality Awards Presentation took place at Curl Aberdeen, Lang Stracht, Aberdeen on Friday 18th October, and a good number of nominations were submitted for selection.

Alan Barron, one of north cricket’s well known stalwarts, has received an award by Aberdeen City Council after years of dedication to the sport. He was honoured with Aberdeen Sports Council Service to Sport Award.

Alan (pictured centre) has been involved in helping cricket growing in the Aberdeenshire area and can boast an impressive list of activities:

• Stoneywood CC
o Scorer, age-group captain, 2nd XI Captain, Match Secretary, 1st XI Captain, Junior Convenor
BP Pedesas CC
o Match Secretary
• Aberdeen Evening Cricket League
o Committee Member
• Stoneywood-Dyce CC
o Secretary, Treasurer, Vice-President, President, 3rd XI Captain, 4th XI Captain, Scorer, Junior Convenor, Junior Scorer, Groundsman, Grant Application submitting zealot, Fundraising Dinner organiser, “Peoples Parker” editor
Aberdeenshire Cricket Association (aka Grades)
o Selector for Grades Select, Centenary Year administrator (1984), Management Committee member
o India Tour 1987 – organiser, Vice-Captain, 25th Anniversary Brochure editor
o Costa del Sol tours 1989 & 1990 - Captain
• Northern District Cricket Association
o SCC & SDCC rep
o Secretary, Treasurer, SCU Rep
• Aberdeen City/Shire Cricket Development Group
o SDCC rep
o Administrator, Fixture Arranger, age-group squad manager
• Caledonian Northern Regional Cricket Academy
o Management Group member
• Cricket Scotland
o Rep for NDCA
o Contributor to match programme
o Follower: Malaysia 1997, England 1999, Canada 2001, Dubai/Sharjah 2004 amongst others
• Cricket Europe
o Blogger.

On being awarded the recognition Alan Barron said, “The reality of course being that I do not put back into our sport to get recognition or to take financial reward (more the opposite in reality) but to get fresh air and exercise in return for the years of enjoyment taken from the sport!”

The Annual Grades Dinner is scheduled for the Holiday Inn (Westhill) on Friday 1st November 2013 at 7:00pm for 7:30pm with guest Speaker Angus Fraser  (England & Middlesex).

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