PETER Moore's ambition, dedication and passion for cricket has earned him a sought-after award.
He was named Fairfield Council's Volunteer of the Year for his contribution to the sport.
"When I found out I had won the award, I was honoured because I wasn't expecting it at all," he said.
The 54-year-old played cricket in his district at a representative level for 35 years before volunteering his time to become the secretary and then the senior records officer for the Fairfield/Liverpool Cricket Association (FLCA). He then became the treasurer of the association.
Along with spending the past three years as the secretary and president of the association, Mr Moore also spends his time coaching the association's under-15 Weblin Shield Team.
"I started at the FLCA as an under-12 [player] in 1974 and then I played, umpired all the way though and I saw that the area needed some help in the administration side so I took it on," he said.
"Since I became president three years ago, our junior numbers were falling away but then I ran a program with Cricket NSW which got the numbers back.
"So our numbers since I have been president have gone up by 25 per cent — it's really good."
A Fairfield Council spokesman said Mr Moore has no club affiliation and had no agenda but to volunteer his time because of his passion for the sport.
"Peter is ambitious and he personally visits suppliers to get quotes for the representative clothing," he said.
Mr Moore has applied for and won grants worth $45,000 to improve local grounds.