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THE CRICKET COMMUNITY CHAMPION AWARD

THE CRICKETER TEAMS UP WITH MCC TO REWARD GRASSROOTS CRICKET HEROES

The Cricketer is delighted to announce that we have joined forces with MCC 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.

Derek Brewer, MCC Chief Executive & Secretary, said: “We are very pleased to be working with The Cricketer magazine on this award, as it is very important that we recognise the hard work of the great number of people involved in recreational cricket across the UK. Ringing the five-minute bell at Lord’s will be a fantastic experience for the winner, and we look forward to welcoming them here for the England v South Africa ODI.”

Guy Evans-Tipping, Chief Executive at The Cricketer, said: “Our readers are playing critical roles in recreational cricket throughout the UK. They are the bedrocks of our game. With this unique and generous partnership with the MCC we are able to give one deserving individual the chance to follow their heroes and experience the magic of being part of a one-day international at the Home of Cricket.”

For more information, please visit: www.thecricketer.com/cricketcommunitychampion