Alan `Diggers` Wildig is a true unsung hero of grassroots sports participation, as a hugely effective yet completely self-affacing organiser of almost all activities at acommunity cricket club in the city iof Brighton and Hove - St Matthias CC.. As an organiser of all the cluybs`s youth team, an active coach himself, chairnan of the club, chairman of the county`s youth club league with other area roles. Alan has played a part in every St Matthias cricketer`s game on and off the pitch for the best part of nearly four decades. During which time everyone to pass the club, from the most casual player to Sussex and England wicket keeper amd batsman Matt prior during the brief spell here, learned a few tips from Diggers and picked up on his enthusiasmfor the game.His calm and welcoming character enables everyone to participate, Since becoming involved in the set up of the St.Matthias Youth in 1975, he has singlehandedly recruited coaches,organised league applications and admission, co-ordinate fixtures and advise coaches, made sure fees were completed,organised, ordering and sales of club`s kit.Booked pitches enter us into competitions and many more all season long without any pay. Without Alan the Youth club would have folded up a number of times. It is through his effort that it has kept running through thick and thin. In lean patches he has found new parents to be involved and new source of money and in busy times has kept it going.