DUBAI: Cricket Scotland has taken the top prize in the annual ICC Development Programme Awards 2015, claiming the Best Overall Cricket Development Programme Award.Cricket Scotland´s Development Programme continues to go from strength to strength, growing cricket across the country with a number of innovate new programmes introduced in 2015.These programmes includes Thriving Clubs which provides hands on professional support from experts to cricket clubs, the expansion of Last Man Stands across Scottish cities and the first Cricket Force scheme, which was launched in conjunction with Jewson to help improve facilities in local communities.The Lifetime Service Award was won by Jim Bennett for his dedication to the administration of youth cricket in Ireland. Mr Bennett sits on the Executive Committee for Cricket Leinster, the group tasked with the running and administration of the club game in the province of Leinster. Mr Bennett is also heavily involved in his club side the Hills as role of Club President – a position he has held with distinction for the last 15 years.
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