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Nominate your club's unsung hero to ring the Lord's bell when England face Ireland in the first Test match of the summer
MCC and The Cricketer are rewarding an unsung hero with the honour of ringing the five-minute bell to signify the imminent start of play during the England v Ireland Specsavers Test match at Lord's.
Now in its third year, the award will recognise those who tirelessly invest their time and effort into building, maintaining, and supporting the game at grassroots level, ensuring it continues to thrive.
Nominations are now open and will close on Friday 7th June.
If you know somebody at your club, school, community or university who you feel fits the bill please complete the form below...
The judging of the award will be based on the following criteria:
Impact: A substantial, demonstrable and positive impact that has occured 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 grassrooots, 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 five-minute bell before the start of one day of the England v Ireland Test at Lord's (24th -27th July). They will receive two hospitality tickets for the day, one Lord's hamper and a tour of the media centre.
The winner will enjoy accomodation at a central London hotel on the eve of the Test as well as two tickets to a Cricketer Live event and a 12-issue subscription to The Cricketer, in which they will be interviewed.
Two runners-up will each receive:
A pair of tickets for the Lord's tour, and a pair of tickets to a Cricketer Live event.
Submit your entry below: