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The Ashes Legacy Partnership, a joint-venture between MCC, Nottinghamshire CCC and Durham CCC, has scooped the Community Award at the Nottingham Post Sports Awards.
The prize recognises the work the partnership played in encouraging a co-ordinated approach to harnessing the legacy potential of the 2013 Investec Ashes Series.
Education and engagement programmes were successfully delviered to the local communities in London, Nottingham and Durham, with the venues sharing ideas and best practice.
For the first time ever, Lord's engaged volunteers from the local area to help spectators during the England v Australia Test and the YB40 Final.
More than 50 Westminster Ambassadors worked alongside MCC staff and stewards, helping assist with keeping queues flowing, pointing people to the correct gates and giving out match day handouts.
MCC intends to use the success of the Ashes Legacy Partnership as a springboard for its expanding community engagement programmes.
Helping the Lord's crowd