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MCCF 2020 UPDATE COVID-19 (DATED 10th JUNE 2020)

The 2020 Under 12s and Under 11s Minor Counties Cricket Festivals – which were to be held at Royal Hospital School, Suffolk – have been cancelled for this Summer.

MCCF have spent a considerable amount of time in the last few weeks assessing the viability of holding these annual events, and when the government initially banned school trips and subsequently imposed the lockdown, we were still optimistic that the Festivals would be able to go ahead in late July and into August.

However, it has recently become clear that the virus will remain endemic in this country, at least for the next few months, and that social distancing and other changing guidelines will apply to our daily lives throughout this period. With all this in mind, we have taken the decision to cancel the two festivals (U12s and U11s) for this summer.

This has been a difficult decision after 20 very successful years of the Minor Counties Cricket Festivals, but one we feel is right in these challenging and unprecedented times. Stay safe everyone!

For further information please contact Don 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,

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If you enjoy your cricket, listening to Ray East will make you smile. Great to play with, great coach to many and simply brings much when he enters a room. Ray was associated with @EssexCricket for over 25yrs ....a recent @BBCEssexSport interview. https://t.co/gntPHUjrAh

Thanks for the many kind comments on the recent Vic Marks interview. Pleased 2confirm that the next will be released this Saturday afternoon on @BBCEssexSport. The shy, popular & talented Ken McEwan, who was voted as @EssexCricket greatest overseas player discusses his career.

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Many have met @ToppersSnr over the years as Don has not only, enthused many young cricketers but the older parents at the annual MCCF. If you still love our great county game please enjoy this lovely interview with @bbctms, Vic Marks who represented England and @SomersetCCC

NorfolkCricketSoc@NorfolkCrickSoc

This @ToppersSnr interview with Vic Marks is such a good listen. Brilliant memories - first @WisdenAlmanack in 1962, parallels between @SomersetCCC & @EssexCricket & reflections on Brian Close - “more self-belief than any other cricketer I’ve come across.”
https://t.co/iPWjeJHCTP

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