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School and Cricket League Partnership Builds for the Future and Supports Local Cricket

At a time when our great national summer sport of cricket is struggling to achieve at the highest level, the work and dedication of local leagues, clubs, schools and community groups to build for the future have become essential.

The Yorkshire and Derbyshire Cricket League is delighted to announce that Mylnhurst Preparatory School will become their headline sponsor with both parties working to encourage, develop and support cricket.  This partnership will bring together clubs, children, young people and established players to help rebuild the great sport of cricket in the area.  Mylnhurst, located in Ecclesall, Sheffield, offers excellent facilities for training and development, links into local communities and primary schools and significant support for design and presentation.

Left to right: Chris Emmott, Headmaster, Cliff Evans, League Chairman  and Ian Enters, League Secretary, along with children from Mylnhurst  at the Mylnhurst Sports Pavilion

Left to right: Chris Emmott, Headmaster, Cliff Evans, League Chairman and Ian Enters, League Secretary, along with children from Mylnhurst at the Mylnhurst Sports Pavilion

The League, through its clubs, offers strong coaching and development experience, links to the county and national networks, umpires and a desire to help clubs and schools build their youth programmes.

Chris Emmott, Headmaster of Mylnhurst, said, “As a lover of this great game it is a pleasure to be associated with the Yorkshire and Derbyshire Cricket League and all they stand for in promoting cricket in our communities.”

Cliff Evans, Chairman of the League, said, “This partnership is not primarily about money, although the contribution will help the League keep costs low for our clubs.  The Mylnhurst Yorkshire and Derbyshire Cricket League will work to share the enthusiasm for our great national sport and enable all ages to participate and develop together.  The national game depends on healthy grassroots and we will work together to improve the nurturing and growth of cricket for all.”