We run a network of cricket Hubs that provide free-to-access training and match play to 2,500 state-educated young cricketers at over 60 sites across the UK. The Hubs focus on talent: helping promising youngsters who have been engaged through mass participation activities or non-traditional formats to join cricket clubs, develop their hard-ball skills, and access the formal talent pathways.
The Hubs also have a transformational impact off the cricket pitch, helping participants to feel happier and more confident, and improving their focus and performance at school.
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New for this year, we are delighted to have launched an exciting nationwide competition for our talented U15 Hub players!
All Hubs were invited to compete in a series of knockout matches in inspiring venues across the regions. The four finalists, consisting of two girls' teams from the Foundation's Bradford and Cotswold Hubs, and two boys' teams from Manchester and Slough, earned themselves the unforgettable opportunity to play in our Grand Final on the Main Ground at Lord’s on Monday 20 September. It was the first time in history that an U18 Girls XI had played hard ball cricket on the Main Ground, and the first time that U18 Girls had played cricket of any format on the square.
Watch our short documentary below, including interviews with President of MCC Clare Connor CBE, MCCF Director Dr Sarah Fane OBE, former England International Isa Guha and MCCF Young Ambassador Cordelia Griffith.
Thank you so much to our long-standing supporters, Charles Stanley Wealth Managers, for making this competition possible.
All results from the matches that took place across the UK can be seen via the link below.