Overton Cricket Club has publicly thanked a man who has delivered live match streaming, highlights packages, a wealth of social media content and a 200 per cent increase in weekly participation.

Simon Trott has now won the LV= Insurance Media Hero award for 2021 at the Pride of Cricket Awards for his incredible work in transforming the digital presence of Overton CC over the past 18 months.

In a short space of time, Simon has transformed the online presence of the club, dragging it headlong into the 21st century and playing a major role in the expansion of its playing setup.

Investing hundreds of hours into creating a digital package which exudes energy, enthusiasm and a love of the game, he has shown how a little bit of care can go a long way.

“I don’t believe there are that many clubs, especially around us in Hampshire, that have someone like Simon,” Overton CC chairman Ian Clarke said.

“He is thinking not of how what he is doing can benefit him but how it can benefit what comes next - his children - and the sport of cricket.”

Before the long-time member took over the admin duties, Overton’s digital landscape was pretty bleak. Simon has revolutionised Overton’s digital platforms, introducing live streaming, match highlights and podcasts, and promoting the club in a coherent and engaging way across social media.

“He cares where the club is going and where we want it to be,” Clarke said.

“You don’t do what he does for the recognition, you do it because you love it. He’ll be very humbled [to receive the award] and very proud, as we are very proud of him.”

Simon saw off competition from four other shortlisted candidates to take the inaugural prize in the LV= Insurance Pride of Cricket Awards.

Overton’s 1st XI play in Division 3 North of the Hampshire Cricket League, where they finished 10th in 2021.