Bready's Cricketing Cooks efforts are set to be rewarded with a 'Spirit of Cricket' prize at the Cricket Ireland Awards ceremony on Friday night.

The club have been helping their local community since last March with a meals on wheels service that has provided over 3000 meals to the elderly and vulnerable.

In addition they have also provided a delivery service for supplies and prescriptions which has been a valuable lifeline for the most needy in the area.

Their efforts have caught the attention of the governing body and they will be the strongest of favourites to get the inaugural award ahead of the other nominees - North Down, Pembroke and Godwin Jepadas of County Kerry.

"At our last committee meeting in early March before restrictions were put in place, we all acknowledged that tough times were ahead, but we discussed how we could make a positive contribution to the local community during this time," Bready's Trevor Hamilton told CricketEurope when the scheme was launched last year.

"We acknowledged that we have large number of elderly and vulnerable people within the community and we agreed we would supply them with a one-off Sunday dinner.

Trevor Hamilton and David Scanlon: Pic Bready Facebook

"It proved a resounding success and it has since snowballed and thanks to donations from club sponsors FAST Technologies, Fleming Agri, Nisa Store Magheramason, grants from the Community Foundation NI, Derry City & Strabane District Council, Tesco's and families throughout the community, we are now able to provide this support for the weeks ahead.

"On top of this we have a team of a dozen volunteers who in addition to meal deliveries are helping with Pharmacy runs and grocery collections.

"The feedback for the 'Cricketing Cooks' and delivery drivers has been superb, but itís great how all of the community has come together to help anyone out who needs support."

Well done Bready.