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LV= and The Cricketer are teaming up once more for the Pride of Cricket Awards.

The awards aim to highlight the best that amateur cricket has to offer. Have a read through the categories below and find out how to nominate someone from your cricket community! 

There are countless people up and down the country who work tirelessly to promote cricket. Whether it's by supporting the grassroots game, raising funds for their local club or attracting new interest in the sport, these heroes are crucial to cricket. To help get them the recognition they deserve, LV= and The Cricketer are teaming up to create the Pride of Cricket Awards. The award categories are:

  • LV= Insurance Pride of Cricket Award
  • LV= Insurance Club Hero
  • LV= Insurance Fundraising Hero
  • LV= Insurance Media Hero
  • LV= Insurance Community Hero
  • LV= Insurance Young Hero

Find out below what each Award means and how you can nominate someone for the prize!

LV= Insurance Pride of Cricket Award 2022

Nominations are now open for the 2022 Pride of Cricket Awards. Nominations will stay open until September 1.

Every cricket club and every cricket community has an individual who has spent their life making our sport more accessible. And now it's time to recognise their years of commitment and immense achievements.

The Cricketer and LV= Insurance have teamed up to present the LV= Insurance Pride of Cricket Award, highlighting the very best of the cricket family.

Do you know someone who's spent decades coaching in inner cities, inspiring the next generation of cricketers?

Who at your club is on the mowers and rollers each week without fail, making sure pitches are suitable for their clubmates?

Do you know an individual who's put their every waking moment into establishing opportunities for young people, women, the disabled community and under-represented groups within cricket?

Help us tell their story.

The LV= Insurance Pride of Cricket Award is open to anyone.

Nominations are open from May 26 and will close at noon on September 1.

To make your nomination, simply fill out the form at www.thecricketer.com/mediahero. You'll be asked to write up to 500 words explaining why your nominee should win, and you can include pictures and videos to support your case.

The 2021 LV= Insurance Pride of Cricket Award went to Steve Fletcher of Whitley Hall CC in Yorkshire.

To read Steve’s story and watch the video tribute, click here


LV= Insurance Club Hero Award 2022

Nominations are now open for the 2022 Pride of Cricket Awards. Nominations will stay open until September 1.

Every cricket club has its own hero: men, women and children whose club depends on them. This is your chance to get them the recognition they deserve.

The Cricketer and LV= Insurance have teamed up to present the LV= Insurance Club Hero, an award for contributions to the club game which go way above the call of duty.

Do you know someone who's single-handedly renovated ailing equipment?

Is there a member of your club responsible for launching youth or women's sections?

Is there someone your club looked to for guidance and inspiration during the pandemic?

The LV= Insurance Club Hero award is open to anyone of any age.

Nominations are open from May 26 and will close at noon on September 1.

To make your nomination, simply fill out the form at www.thecricketer.com/clubhero. You will be asked to write up to 500 words explaining why your nominee should win, and you can include pictures and videos to support your case.

Last year’s LV= Insurance Club Hero was awarded posthumously to Jim Burroughs of Billingshurst CC in Sussex, for his incredible dedication to the club over 30 years.

To read Jim’s story, and watch the video tribute to his life and achievements, click here

LV= Insurance Fundraising Hero Award 2022

Nominations are now open for the 2022 Pride of Cricket Awards. Nominations will stay open until September 1.

Over the past 12 months, hundreds of men, women and children have helped generate crucial cash for their clubs through extraordinary acts of fundraising. This is your chance to get them the recognition they deserve.

The Cricketer and LV= Insurance have teamed up to present the LV= Insurance Fundraising Hero, an award designed to showcase feats of charitable brilliance.

Nominees might have run great distances to raise money to rebuild pavilions, or cycled the length of the country in aid of a cricketing charity.

They might have spent 24 hours in the nets to support their favourite cause, or generated widespread interest in a specific initiative on social media.

The LV= Insurance Fundraising Hero award is open to anyone of any age who has either engaged in charitable work for a cricketing cause, or used cricket to fundraise for other charities, over the past 12 months.

Nominations are open from May 26 and will close at noon on September 1.

To make your nomination, simply fill out the form at www.thecricketer.com/fundraisinghero. You will be asked to write up to 500 words explaining why your nominee should win, and you can include pictures and videos to support your case.

The 2021 LV= Insurance Fundraising Hero was awarded posthumously to Joe Lunn of Sutton CC.

To read Joe’s emotional story and watch the video tribute, click here

LV= Insurance Media Hero Award 2022

Nominations are now open for the 2022 Pride of Cricket Awards. Nominations will stay open until September 1.

The cricket world is full of innovative and creative people who work to promote the sport far and wide. This is your chance to get them the recognition they deserve.

The Cricketer and LV= Insurance have teamed up to present the LV= Insurance Media Hero, an award designed to showcase the very best of cricket in the world of old and new media.

The Media Hero winner might've helped their club increase their reach by setting up podcasts, or implementing live streaming.

They might be an established figure within the mainstream, who's done more than most to promote the game across communities.

They might be the brains behind popular social media accounts, or have used social media to generate interest in cricket.

The LV= Insurance Media Hero award is open to anyone of any age, from any platform.

Nominations are open from May 26 and will close at noon on September 1.

To make your nomination, simply fill out the form at www.thecricketer.com/mediahero. You will be asked to write up to 500 words explaining why your nominee should win, and you can include pictures and videos to support your case. Nominations for the Media Hero should also include links to relevant websites and social media, where appropriate.

The 2021 LV= Insurance Media Hero was Simon Trott of Overton CC in Hampshire.

To read Simon’s story and watch the video tribute, click here

LV= Insurance Community Hero Award 2022

Nominations are now open for the 2022 Pride of Cricket Awards. Nominations will stay open until September 1.

Every year, the cricket community expands thanks to the tireless efforts of people whose primary goal is to spread the love and enjoyment of the game. Now's the time to recognise that important role in our sport's development.

The Cricketer and LV= Insurance have teamed up to present the LV= Insurance Community Hero, an award designed to highlight the work of individuals, groups, programmes and organisations to extend cricket's reach in the community.

The winner of the Community Hero award will showcase a mix of ingenuity, energy and inspiration to take cricket into the hearts of more and more people.

They may have delivered coaching, equipment and facilities to deprived areas, encouraged participation among under-represented social groups, or generated fresh interest in the game.

The LV= Insurance Community Hero award is open to anyone of any age - individuals, groups, organisations and programmes, both professional and amateur.

Nominations are open from May 26 and will close at noon on September 1.

To make your nomination, simply fill out the form at www.thecricketer.com/communityhero. You will be asked to write up to 500 words explaining why your nominee should win, and you can include pictures and videos to support your case.

The LV= Insurance Community Hero for 2021 was Simon Jackson, whose outreach work with the ACE programme at Whitgift School was recognised with the award.

To read about Simon’s work and watch the video tribute, click here

LV= Insurance Young Hero Award 2022

Nominations are now open for the 2022 Pride of Cricket Awards. Nominations will stay open until September 1.

In some parts of the cricket community, the next generation are leading the way. This is your chance to get those young stars the recognition they deserve.

The Cricketer and LV= Insurance have teamed up to present the LV= Insurance Young Hero, an award for exceptional contributions to cricket among the under-18 community.

Do you know a young cricketer who's played a major role in the development of their local club?

Is there a teenager who has raised crucial funds during the pandemic?

Have they inspired friends to get involved, or made waves on digital media?

The LV= Insurance Young Hero award is open to anyone who was under the age of 18 on April 1, 2022.

Nominations are open from May 26 and will close at noon on September 1.

To make your nomination, simply fill out the form at www.thecricketer.com/younghero. You will be asked to write up to 500 words explaining why your nominee should win, and you can include pictures and videos to support your case.

The 2021 LV= Insurance Young Hero was Henry Dummott of Corsham CC in Wiltshire.

To read Henry’s story of fundraising achievement and watch the video tribute, click here

The 2021 LV= Insurance Pride of Cricket Awards

The LV= Insurance Pride of Cricket Awards ran in 2021 as well and were a huge success. You can click below to read about last year's winners.

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