ECB offers cricketers a chance to have their say on recreational game
Launch of the National Cricket Playing Survey
With the eyes of the sporting world firmly focused on the battle for the Ashes this summer, in partnership with the YORKSHIRE CRICKET BOARD the ECB has launched its first ever national survey of recreational cricket throughout England and Wales.
The National Cricket Playing Survey is now open. This survey is live until July 14,2013 and is aimed at all current players, lapsed players, potential players and cricket fans.
The survey will give club cricketers a unique opportunity to have their say on all aspects of the recreational game, influence its future development and take part in a competition to win Investec Test Match tickets. Devised as part of the ECB’s new strategic plan, Champion Counties, the survey is designed to give ECB a greater understanding of how best to serve the needs of recreational cricketers at all levels.
The findings will support ECB’s wider plans to invest more than £96 million into community cricket over the next four years across all its 39 County Cricket Boards in England and Wales.
David Collier, Chief Executive of ECB said, “It’s vital that our recreational game continues to grow so we can nurture the next generation of potential England stars and maintain cricket’s position as the nation’s number one summer sport.
“There’s never been a better time to be involved in cricket with more opportunities to play the game than ever before for girls, women and disability cricketers as well as men and boys.
“That’s why we want to hear from players of all ages, as well as anyone actively involved in local cricket clubs including coaches, umpires, scorers or volunteers about how we can make our club game even stronger going forward.”
The YCB cannot stress how important the results of this survey will be, as it will be measured area by area, league by league. It will give the leagues and the YCB a great opportunity gauge players comments and help shape our support for the leagues and clubs for the future.
We urgently need your help and support in encouraging everyone within cricket to complete the survey, thus helping to influence the future of club cricket and support the ECB and all County Boards in getting “more people playing more regularly in teams”
Entitled ‘The National Cricket Playing Survey,’ the online questionnaire takes approximately ten minutes to complete and includes entry into a prize draw for ten pairs of tickets to the Investec Test Series against India in 2014.
Please complete the survey via www.ecb.co.uk/playingsurvey