Maurice Vaughan (Derbyshire) – Nominated by the England and Wales Cricket Board
“As is fitting for somebody so involved in the sport, Maurice has been associated with Etwall Cricket Club for an innings that spans 80 years. It has been noted that he’s been maintaining the ground since “seemingly the beginning of time”.
On the field, Maurice was captain of the XI for 20 consecutive years, quite an achievement in itself. However, it’s off the wicket where his vision, passion and efforts have been most keenly felt and appreciated.
Maurice has been identified as the driving force for obtaining the lease for the current ground, as well as the visionary behind funding and building the clubhouse (he was chief labourer on the project as well) in 1970. Not content with that, an extension to the clubhouse was built in 1980 and again Maurice was instrumental in getting this project off the ground.
In spending over 80 years at the club, including 40 of those as president, Maurice’s love and dedication to the sport and his club is awe inspiring. It is fitting that the clubhouse is named the Vaughan pavilion.
Groundsman, ad-hoc treasurer, labourer, social officer, the list of roles and duties Maurice has carried out is endless as is the respect in which he is held by all.”