Bowled Over: The Search For The Nation's Greatest Amateur Cricket Clubs

Cricket lovers across the country invited to nominate their club for the chance to be crowned the nation's greatest amateur group


Cricket enthusiasts from across the nation are being invited to celebrate the start of this year's season by nominating their club for an exciting new award, designed to showcase exactly what makes amateur cricket great.


From picturesque surroundings to unrivalled community spirit, €œBowled Over€ is inviting cricketers, enthusiasts and cricket club employees to showcase what makes them proud of their local club, and passionate about the sport itself. Nominations can be made by simply submitting a photograph or video of their cricket club to and writing, in up to 100 words, what makes their club great.


€œBowled Over€ is open to any UK cricket club which currently plays in the amateur game and has been organised by, which provides business insurance services to cricket and other sports clubs.


Those who nominate could be in with a chance of winning £300 to spend on top sporting equipment site, while the club in question will receive a commemorative plaque.


Entries must be received before 30th March 2017, with shortlisting based on a range of criteria, including a club's beautiful setting or its community activities. Those finalists will then be selected by a public vote €“ giving cricket fans the chance to support their favourite club €“ and by expert judges, Guy Evans-Tipping, Chief Executive of The Cricketer magazine, Wayne Greve, founder of, and Colin Graves, Chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board.


Jeremy Goodacre for, commented: €œCricket, as a quintessentially British sport, is steeped in centuries of tradition, however local clubs deserve as much credit as the elite teams for inspiring our nation to pick up a bat. We wanted to launch a campaign which celebrates the best amateur cricket clubs across Britain to highlight the great locations, unique pavilions, inspiring members and real impact on local communities that these clubs have.


€œWe want cricketers to share their passion for the sport by telling us what makes them proud about their local club. This isn't a competition about photography skills, but about what that photograph represents; this could be an unforgettable cricketing moment captured on camera or an image of the club itself.€ provides a range of insurance solutions to cricket, golf, rugby, and other sporting clubs that can often face a unique set of business challenges which require bespoke cover. For cricket clubs alone, its insurance policies can protect areas such as damage to contents and buildings such as timber pavilions, and also covers public and employers liability. For further information, visit


The full terms and conditions for Britain's Best Amateur Cricket Club Award are available here:


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