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Selby High School

Selby High School

MCC National Fair Play Awards

All at Selby High School are very proud of Oliver Steward, year 11, who recently received a MCC National Fair Play Award for under 18s.

The annual 'CMJ Spirit of Cricket' Awards were created by the MCC and BBC in memory of former MCC President and BBC Test Match Special commentator Christopher Martin-Jenkins, who passed away in January 2013.

There are four awards which are given to those who have best exhibited the Spirit of Cricket either on a specific occasion or throughout the season, be through outstanding sportsmanship, fair play or respect for opponents and umpires.

Oliver was presented with the Fair Play Award in recognition of his honesty and fair play during a recent match.  Not wishing for his team to win under unfair circumstances, when a member of the opposing team was declared out, Oliver stepped in and informed the umpire that it was in fact in, resulting in the opposing team winning the match.

Miss Harwood, Head of Garrett House, said she was 'very proud of Oliver, who was a very good role model for budding sportsmen and women in Garrett House and across the school'.

Oliver will be in London tomorrow, Saturday 19th September, to discuss his achievements on Radio 5 Live.  Along with the radio interview, he will have the opportunity to meet famous cricketers such as Graeme Swann, Michael Vaughn, Geoffrey Boycott, Jonathan Agnew, Jim Maxwell and Phil Tufnell.

Congratulations and good luck Oliver, enjoy your very well deserved day out!