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MCC and The Cricketer are again joining forces to highlight the incredible work being carried out across the country by volunteers in cricketing communities. This follows the success of the inaugural Cricket Community Champion Award last year.
The award seeks to find the true heroes of recreational cricket, who often go unsung despite their relentless work to help bring communities together using cricket as a medium.
The winner of the award will be invited to the England v India one-day international on July 14 2018 at Lord's, the home of cricket. Nominations are now open with entries invited up until June 15.
If you know somebody at your club, school, community, university who you feel fits the bill, please nominate them below...
The judging of the award will be based on the following criteria:
Impact: A substantial, demonstrable and positive impact that has occurred as a direct result of the individual's engagement and commitment
Passion: The individual will have sacrificed their own time and energy to encourage the advancement and enjoyment of cricket in their community
Community: This award recognises individuals who have helped advance participation and enjoyment of cricket among all groups but particular credit will go to those having a positive impact at grassroots, with young people, disadvantaged groups and where cricket has strengthened relationships across all sections of society
The winner of the award will receive:
The honour of ringing the bell during the England v India ODI on July 14th 2018 at Lord’s. They will receive two hospitality tickets and will be put up in a central London hotel on the eve of the ODI. They will also receive a subscription to The Cricketer and have an interview featured in the magazine.
Two runners up will receive a tour of Lord's and a pair of tickets to a Cricketer event of their choice.
Submit your entry below: