The Cricketer

MCC and The Cricketer are joining forces to run a unique competition to recognise the fantastic work that is being undertaken in cricket communities up and down the country.

Nominations are invited for candidates who tirelessly invest their time and effort into building, maintaining and supporting the game at grassroots level, ensuring it continues to thrive. 

The winner of The Cricket Community Champion Award will be invited to the England v South Africa ODI on May 29th 2017 at Lord’s, the Home of Cricket.

As part of an unforgettable day of hospitality, the winner will enjoy the great honour of ringing the five-minute bell to signify the imminent start of play. They will join a list of luminaries who have rung the bell at Lord's which includes: Sir Ian Botham, Sir Vivian Richards, Richie Benaud, Brian Lara and Glenn McGrath to name but a few.

Judging Criteria:

 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

If you feel someone at your club, school or within your community meets those criteria please enter their details below. As well as their name and a photo of the entrant please also provide a brief explanation of why you believe they should win. The entrants will be narrowed down to a shortlist – from which the judging panel which determine the winner.

The Prizes:

The Community Champion 2017 winner will receive:

  • The honour of ringing the bell during the England v South Africa ODI on May 29th 2017 at Lord’s
  • Two tickets for the match and a Lord’s hamper
  • A tour of the media centre during the day from The Cricketer magazine's editor Simon Hughes
  • A room at a central London hotel on the eve of the ODI
  • A 12-issue Cricketer magazine subscription
  • Two tickets to a Cricketer event
  • An interview in The Cricketer magazine

Two runners-up will receive:

  • A pair of tickets for Lord’s tour
  • A pair of tickets to a Cricketer event of their choice

Judging panel

  • (Chair) Derek Brewer, chief executive of MCC
  • Matthew Fleming, president of MCC
  • Simon Hughes, editor of The Cricketer and member of MCC committee
  • Guy Evans-Tipping, chief executive of The Cricketer

Winners will be contacted Friday, May 12th 2017



Scores loading ...
Loading Results ....

You can download our latest Fixtures guide as a PDF here: