Festivals and Competitions
CKC’s World Cricket Festival
To celebrate our 30th Anniversary in real style, we took on the challenege of running our biggest ever cricket festival and even attempted to break a Guinness World Record in the process!
Featuring over 1,000 children, teachers and parents/carers from over 35 state primary schools, the festival celebrated the growth of state school cricket and London’s diversity on a sun drenched day at Hackney Marshes in July 2019.
Moogsoft William Greaves Trophy (MWGT)
Each year, for the past 13, the William Greaves Trophy, now sponsored by Moogsoft, brings together state primary school children from across London for 6 months of exciting and competitive cricketing action!
“WE ALWAYS HAVE GOOD TEAMWORK, WE LISTEN TO EACH OTHER, THAT’S WHY I LIKE CRICKET BECAUSE WE ALWAYS ENCOURAGE EACH OTHER.”
– CAZA, MILLBANK ACADEMY, WESTMINSTER
Running across 17 London Boroughs, with individual borough rounds followed by a round of semi-finals for the borough winners, over 180 primary schools are whittled down to just 8 finalists who take part in the Grand Final at the MCC Academy (Lord’s).
Inclusive Cricket League
“PUPILS ARE ALWAYS EXCITED AND ENTHUSIASTIC TO THE PLAY THE GAME.”
The Inclusive Cricket League, formerly the British Land Inclusive Cricket League, is our state primary school competition for children from across London with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). Running once a year at Lord’s in the MCC Academy, the competition focuses less on competitive action and more on the positive impacts that participating in sport can have on SEND children.
Using a specially adapted game (created by Ray and Denise) children with a wide range of needs and disabilities are able to feel the thrill of hitting, catching and throwing a ball at the ‘Home of Cricket’.
Our annual fundraising competition, the London Sixes, has been running since 2012 and brings together both adult men’s and women’s sixes teams for a day of fast paced, action packed, cricket.
In 2018, we introduced, for the first time, the Youth London Sixes for young people aged 13 to 16. Working in partnership with London Tigers, as well as both the Surrey Cricket Foundation and Essex Cricket in the Community, we now run a south London and east London competition followed by a finals day for the top teams.
Featuring coloured kits, explosive bowling and even more explosive batting, the T20 Blaze is a fantastic way to kick off the summer. This competition gives young people/young adults (predominantly under 19s) the opportunity to take part in competitive twenty over cricket whilst representing their, or their families’, country of origin.
Celebrating diversity and bringing communities together is at the heart of the competition whilst also providing a pathway for promising players to be selected for the ECB City Cup – a national competition run by the England and Wales Cricket Board.
Wormsley Cricket Festival
During the 2019 school summer holiday we ran our first ever Wormsley Cricket Festival at the spectacular Wormsley Estate Cricket Ground situated among the Chiltern Hills.
With support from our Chief Patron, Lady Getty, under 13s teams comprising of players from 3 of our club projects (Leyton Wicketz CC, West Ham and Stratford CC and Spikes Bridge Junior CC) took part in a twenty over, hard ball, competition and training sessions.
We are excited to grow this festival over the coming years and possibly add it to our residential trip programme!