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Ecb U15 National Club Championship

Former Middlesex and England spinner Phil Tufnell scored 10 out of 10 in the 'Play Hard, Play Fair' quiz on Test Match Special.

Jonathan Agnew took great delight in offering scenarios to Tufnell, testing his knowledge of the Spirit of Cricket and Fair Play. Tufnell did admit that he did some of his learning in the committee room after he had transgressed the boundaries during his playing days.

Tufnell Certificate

Tufnell will be presented with his 'Play Hard, Play Fair' certificate later today.

A joint ECB, MCC and PCA initiative, launched on the first day of the Sri Lanka Test at Lord's by Andrew Strauss, the campaign is aimed at helping young players to know where the boundaries lie and not just the ones which determine where a four or six is scored.

Independent cricket reporter Stephen Brenkley said: "In an admirable attempt to clean up the game, the MCC and ECB last week began to put their feet down".

David Graveney, ECB National Performance Manager, added that the move was an "outstanding piece of work and a massive step in the right direction".

MCC’s Head of Cricket John Stephenson said: “MCC is delighted to be working in partnership with the ECB to deliver this new initiative, which will help to ensure thousands of young people adopt the spirit of cricket principles of playing hard and fair."

Ten Test match tickets for the India npower Test Match at Edgbaston are available to anyone under 15 years old who complete the quiz.

Coaches, team managers and parents are all encouraged to try the quiz and pass on to their young charges.

The competition can be found here.