Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to sport in Lincolnshire for 25 years plus.

The individual must be aged over 50 on the 17th November 2012.

WINNER

Robin Wright

Robin has been an influential figure in sport in Lincolnshire throughout his life. He has played a major role in the development of sport i the county including Hockey, Cricket, Canoeing, Rowing and the Lincolnshire Scouts Association. As director of sport at the University of Lincoln, Robin played a key role in developing University sport, as well as working with LSP on key projects such as bring the Egyptian Paralympic Team to train in Lincolnshire in 2012.

Also nominated…

Michael Savage

Nominee – Mike Savage Old Lincolnian stalwart since 1967, Mike has played in over 1000 matches both as medium pace bowler and left hand bat. He continues to play regular Saturday and Sunday games. Has been Captain, Vice Captain, Team Secretary, Fixture Secretary and Treasurer at various times. Currently Club Treasurer, Fixture Secretary and 2nd XI Secretary. Acts as Assistant Groundsman in finalising wicket and ground in preparation for every home game at the club’s Lincoln Christ’s Hospital school ground. This involves regular visits to the ground during the week, rolling and preparing the wicket. Is the Liaison Officer with school over ground and facilities. Level 2 Coach, assisted with Youth teams in previous years. Other positions currently held : Fixture Secretary Lincolnshire Cricket 60+ Match Manager Lincolnshire Cricket 50+ Organiser Lincolnshire Indoor Cricket Finals and Lincoln Indoor League. Treasurer Lincolnshire Associate of Groundsmen. Treasurer Lincoln Area Cricket Development Committee. Committee member Spitfire 60 and Cricket National Committee. Recognised as the leading light in developing new cricket facilities at the Lincoln Christs Hospital School including a new pavilion and laying a new square. Mike also toured Australia in 2011/12 with the England over 60’s flying the flag for Lincolnshire. Mike also arranged a return tour match and acted as host at the Lindum ground for visiting Australia team 2012. (Mike hit the winning runs in a tight game with the Aussies) For many years Mike has also arranged annual cricket tours for the Old Lincolnians in countries such as Malta, Spain and this year Corfu. Always an excellent ambassador for the club and County. Mike literally flies the Old Lincolnian flag at England matches abroad having visited virtually every cricketing nation following England, most recently New Zealand. Mike works tirelessly and enthusiastically for his club and county and is well respected by all who know him. He has many friends worldwide and is extremely proud of his achievements for cricket in his home county, Lincolnshire. Recognition of his efforts would be a welcome reward in his 65th year. Best Regards.

Barry Dagger

Barry has been an active shooter in the county for over thirty years; he was also a founder member of the Springfield Club, helping in the early days to actually build the club and its facilities.

Barry has won every competition in Lincolnshire and has been county champion on many occasions in Small-bore rifle. Three positional shooting and Air Rifle Shooting. Barry has represented the county in inter county competitions on many occasions.

A measure of his skills in shooting has seen him shooting in the Home Counties matches representing England against Scotland Ireland Channel Isles and Wales.

Selected for the Moscow Olympic due to the boycott he could not go but this spurred him on and he became English and British champion and put himself into Olympic selection contention for 1976.

In 1976 the ace rifleman shot an unbeatable record score at Bisley, home of British rifle shooting, scoring a maximum 600 against USSR and Belgium in international competition

He didn’t make the medals at the 1976 Montreal Olympics, but went on to world championship team gold in Seoul in 1978 and Venezuela in 1982, as well as Commonwealth Games team gold in Brisbane in 1982

He was again selected to represent Great Britain at the Los Angeles Olympics and after meeting the Princes Royal who spurred him on to win an Olympic bronze medal in the 10 meter air rifle.

Barry has always been one of the first to put back into his sport, he has done this by personal visits to clubs and competitions and has also been actively involved in coaching at all levels He became National Junior Coach in 1989.

Even though Barry has collected his bus pass several years ago he can still be seen competing in various competitions regardless of weather conditions thoroughly enjoying himself. Barry is sort after for his coaching experience and the support and motivation he gives to young shooters across the county.

Even though he was heavily committed with his shooting and coaching he found time to serve on Lincolnshire executive Committee for several years, while still supporting his home club in Ancaster.

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