The Lord’s Taverners is the UK’s leading youth cricket and disability sports charity whose objective is to give disadvantaged and disabled young people a sporting chance.

Our mission is to enhance the lives if disadvantaged and disabled young people through sport and recreation.

Our programmes support some of the most marginalised and at risk young people in the UK. We create a range of opportunities for young people from deprived areas and those with disabilities to engage in sport and recreational activities in their local communities.

For more information about the Lord’s Taverners, please visit www.lordstaverners.org

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MICHAEL HOLDING WINS PETER SMITH AWARD 2021


This discretionary award, named after the late Daily Mail cricket correspondent, was determined by a panel of media members, chaired by Tanya AldredREAD MORE October 5th 2021


CWC 2021 PLAYER AWARDS GO TO FLETCHER, BROOK, DUNKLEY, CAPSEY AND JERVIS


The Cricket Writers' Club's annual lunch, at the Kia Oval, was the setting for the awards, which recognise achievements across the summer of 2021. READ MORE October 5th 2021


NICK GREENSLADE WINS DEREK HODGSON BOOK AWARD FOR 'THE THIN WHITE LINE'


A total of seven titles made it onto the shortlist. The winner, The Thin White Line by Nick Greenslade, was revealed during the CWC annual lunch on Tuesday, October 5. READ MORE October 5th 2021


TED DEXTER: 1935-2021


Ted Dexter, the last great amateur cricketer to play for England, has died, aged 86. An embodiment of a passing age, Dexter's majestic batting thrilled crowds, and his aristocratic manner captivated the media as well as providing a touch of glamour for a country that was uncertain of its place in the world. Debonair, majestic against fast bowling, particularly when making full use of his tall, athletic frame to drive commandingly off the back foot, and rich enough to live life pretty much as he pleased, his career spanned a changing world. READ MORE August 26th 2021


CWC LAUNCH BETHAN JAMES BURSARY


We are proud to announce the establishment of a new bursary, designed to promote inclusion and diversity within our industry. Thanks to the generous sponsorship of M5 Sports Management Group, we will be able to support young journalists who wouldn’t otherwise be able to take up work experience opportunities in our industry. READ MORE August 13th 2021


DEREK HODGSON BOOK AWARD LONGLIST ANNOUNCED


The judging committee, headed by Paul Edwards, will now set about producing a shortlist from which the winner will be picked. The winner will be announced at the Cricket Writers' Club annual lunch on October 5. READ MORE August 9th 2021


JM FINN PARTNERS WITH CWC


Leading wealth management firm JM Finn has partnered with The Cricket Writers’ Club as title sponsor until April 2024. JM Finn will also sponsor the CWC Women’s Cricket Award, which was first awarded in 2016, with former winners including JM Finn ambassador Tammy Beaumont. Both JM Finn and CWC are celebrating 75th Anniversaries in 2021. READ MORE August 2nd 2021​


JOHN WOODCOCK: A TRIBUTE


One of the many great things about talking to John was that he provided a direct connection to a long vanished cricket world.  Suddenly, Bradman, Hutton, Bedser or Compton did not just exist in newsreels or in the pages of old Wisdens – they were real people he had known as friends.​ READ MORE July 19th 2021


KEN LAWRENCE 1931-2021


Of all the diverse people appointed to the role of England press officer (media manager, head of communications, call it what you will), the least well-suited must have been Ken Lawrence. There is no doubt Ken knew his cricket. He loved the game and was an MCC member as well as a Surrey member. He was also an expert at how the media worked, having been a national newspaper sports editor for 20 years. READ MOREJuly 7th 2021


GORDON BROOKS TRIBUTE


Gordon Brooks, the Barbadian photographer, has died at the age of 81. He will be remembered for his charm, his talent and his dedication to West Indies cricket. READ MOREJuly 7th 2021


CWC PARTNERS WITH LV= INSURANCE


LV= Insurance has signed a partnership agreement with The Cricket Writers’ Club for 2021, including sponsorship of the prestigious CWC LV= Insurance County Championship Player of the Year Award. READ MOREMay 27th 2021


DAVID FOOT 1929-2021


David always said that writing was the only thing he was any good at. It wasn’t true - he was the best of friends, warm-hearted and generous, and a most caring family man - but my word, what a special writer he was. He developed a style uniquely his own, a rare gift, and it throbbed with his humane, compassionate values. He was not frightened to look at the darker side of life, but he always did so with sympathy and with wisdom. And, like so few in our fast-moving world, he stayed true to his roots. READ MOREMay 26th 2021

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