Nominations to be the first beneficiary of a £2000 prize for the CMJ MCC Spirit of Cricket Awards close on Tuesday 10 September
Primary and secondary schools across the country are encouraged to apply for the £2000 prize if they feel that they have a cricket project that would benefit from the money.
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Examples include forming a new team which could not otherwise exist, supporting a new coaching programme, or purchasing desperately-needed cricket equipment.
The selected school will be chosen by a joint MCC and BBC judging panel, along with the winner of the inaugural CMJ Spirit of Cricket Elite Award.
The Elite Award will be presented to a professional cricketer who has made the biggest contribution to the Spirit of Cricket in the 2013 English cricket season – with overseas players being eligible.
The awards, which have been created by MCC and the BBC in memory of Christopher Martin-Jenkins, the former MCC President and BBC Test Match Special Commentator, also include a Youth Award.
The Youth Award will recognise an under 16 junior cricketer or team in England and Wales who have best demonstrated the Spirit of Cricket in action.
The Youth Award winner, alongside their team or class, will be invited to attend the Yorkshire Bank 40 Final at Lord's by MCC, with the BBC TMS commentators interviewing the winners on the day.
For the Youth Award, nominations must be submitted by a teacher, coach or a parent, with all cricket matches, regardless of the surface, number of players on each team or the type of ball, eligible for entry.