I am delighted to welcome you to our Minor Counties Cricket Festival website!
MCCF 2020 Update Covid-19 (Dated 26th March 2020)
During this period of deep uncertainty it is the ECB’s first priority to protect the wellbeing of everyone within the cricket family, from young players, to families and colleagues across our great game.
As a result of these unprecedented times, we cannot confirm that the MCCF 2020 will definitely be staged on the allocated dates. It is hoped – being optimistic – that this year’s festivals may take place and will become a celebration of youth cricket. However, we will be guided by the Government and the ECB who will be reviewing the situation and updating guidance on all professional and recreational cricket, in advance of our own MCCF 2020.
Please stay safe and well.
For further information, please contact Don Topley on 07920 164126
Attending our renowned festivals in Suffolk over the years have been former and current professional cricketers: Darren Gough, Nick Knight, Mike Gatting, Dean Headley, Jack Russell, John Childs, Tom Westley, Reece Topley, Graham Napier, Ryan Ten Doeschate, Graham Cowdrey and Jamie Porter.
The list of those who have attended our festivals and gone on to play professional cricket at the top level increases year on year; this includes three England players who began youth cricket in our Minor Counties age groups.
Whilst these festivals started back in 1999, the message today remains 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. Each young player needs to understand that there are many more challenging days than successful ones during the exciting and demanding representative cricket journey.
I hope to see you soon.
Yours in Cricket,