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The CMJ Spirit of Cricket awards

The fourth annual 'CMJ Spirit of Cricket' Awards were launched on 9th June 2016, with the winner receiving tickets to the Royal London One Day Cup Final at Lord's on Saturday 17 September.

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The initiative was created by the two organisations in memory of former MCC President and BBC Test Match Special commentator Christopher Martin-Jenkins, who passed away in January 2013

There are four awards which are given to those who have best exhibitied the Spirit of Cricket either on a specific occasion or throughout the season, be through outstanding sportsmanship, fair play or respect for opponents and umpires.

The awards include an Elite Award and a Schools' Award, with both intended to support the grassroots game in England and Wales along with a Boys' and Girls' Award.

The Elite Award is presented to a professional cricketer who has made the biggest contribution to the Spirit of Cricket in the 2016 English cricket season - with overseas players being eligible.  The Elite Award winner will be chosen by a joint MCC and BBC judging panel.

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