BOOK AWARD SHORTLIST
The Cricket Writers’ Club has announced its shortlist of six for the annual Derek Hodgson Cricket Book Award. The list reflects the breadth of writing on cricket with familiar names contesting the prize against first-time authors and is believed to be one of the most varied shortlists in the 13 years of the award. The winner of the £400 prize will be announced in October. READ MORE
NEW STUDENT MEMBERSHIP
The Cricket Writers' Club has introduced a student membership for the first time, as the club seeks to support those making their way into the industry and to encourage a more diverse cricket media.
CWC Chair Alison Mitchell said, "I'm proud that the club is bringing in this initiative. Our members have an exceptional amount of expertise to share. Along with providing resources to all new student members, we want to actively encourage female and BAME individuals, who have traditionally been under-represented in the UK cricket media."
"A number of members have already given their time, led by our Student Membership Coordinator John Stern, and I thank him for his hard work up to this point."
The club offers access to and insight from the best writers, broadcasters and photographers working at all levels of the game and across the spectrum of the cricket media. READ MORE - HOW TO JOIN
PARTNERSHIP WITH ENTERPRISE RENT-A-CAR®
CWC has partnered with Enterprise Rent-A-Car® to help members travel to cricket grounds during the Covid-19 pandemic. Members can benefit from a discount on car and van hire, and also on Enterprise Car Club, an hourly rental service operating in cities across the UK including Manchester, Liverpool, London, Southampton, Bath, Bristol and many others. Both offers are covered by the ‘Complete Clean Pledge’- Enterprise’s promise to go above and beyond their already rigorous cleaning protocols, meaning CWC members can feel safe getting back to work.
CWC Chair Alison Mitchell said, “we are delighted to be able to offer this deal to our membership at a time when there is still some difficulty in using public transport due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Our thanks go to the team at Enterprise for helping the cricket media get back to work.” READ MORE
OBITUARY: STAN MILLER
Stan the Man.. by Colin Evans
Peter Kay's comedy hit ‘Car Share’ reminds me occasionally of driving home with Stan Miller after a game at one of Lancashire’s out grounds, Liverpool, Southport or Blackpool. Hilarious..if you enjoy Barry White at 100mph.
Stan was a big fan of Barry. He also loved gunning his two litres Ford Granada at full blast. Early evening, light traffic on the M57, 56 and 62 (I’m talking here of 40 years ago), a speed limit, sure, but no cameras. Perfect for a session of high octane passion music and a chance to test the Granada’s full potential. READ MORE
TEST CRICKET RETURNS IN BIO-BUBBLE
CWC writers, broadcasters and photographers have been working in the bio-secure environments of the Ageas Bowl and Old Trafford, as men’s Test cricket has returned during the Covid-19 pandemic.
“It has been an unbelievable effort by Steve Elworthy and his team at the ECB to get these Test matches on,” said CWC Chair Alison Mitchell. “The attention to detail from a health and safety perspective should not be underestimated.”
“CWC’s England Sub-Committee has been liaising with ECB throughout as regards the number of written media and photographers able to attend. These conversations have been important and productive as we look to ensure cricket maintains a prominent position across the media landscape.” READ MORE
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