I am delighted to welcome you to our new Minor Counties Cricket Festival website!
I would like to take this opportunity to thank our many commercial partners who continue to support and assist the event: The Royal Hospital School, the Ipswich Building Society, Bentley Photographic, Piripiri Cricket and WDL Website Design.
Witnessing our festivals over the years have been former and current professional cricketers: Darren Gough, Nick Knight, Mike Gatting, Dean Headley, Graham Napier, Ryan Ten Doeschate, Jack Russell, Graham Cowdrey and Reece Topley.
We are now able to add more further current first class cricketers to our list of former ‘old boys of the festivals’. This is something that we are all very proud of and brings our total up to 16 professionals who have graced our First Class circuit. Congratulations to them!
The message here is that one day it could be you! Anyone who harbours dreams of playing professional cricket must continue to practise hard, be dedicated and committed to improving skills and fitness. Also each young player will need to understand that there are many more challenging days than successful ones along that exciting and demanding journey.
As for this year’s 2019 MCCF, which is our 20th anniversary, we plan to host a couple of additional events. Take time to build friendships and team spirit, as undoubtedly cricket friendships can last a lifetime and not only ones in your own team.
Play hard both on and off the field and please remember that the ‘spirit of cricket’ should take pride of place in any cricket match, be it in a Test Match, a T20, a club match or in our festivals in Suffolk.
I wish you all a great Summer, many runs… and many wickets… and an enjoyable and successful competition when the talented young cricketers, their staff and their parents arrive in Suffolk..
Yours in Cricket,