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Inspire through Elite Teams

Inspire through elite teams

The raised bat or pumped fist in front of a packed house is the culmination of a long journey that began years before.

Grassroots and the elite game go hand in hand. Every county and England player starts out on a local pitch.

In turn, as the highest profile ambassadors for the sport, elite teams and players have a unique platform to set the standard that engages and inspires both on and off the field.

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The making of: Heather Knight

Family, teammates, friends and love for the game. England's inspirational captain - in her own words - on the making of Heather Knight. Supported by NatWest

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We will do more to connect these heroes from our Men’s, Women's and Disability sides to young fans who themselves will be the stars of tomorrow.

We will increase investment in the county talent pathway with counties rewarded for more England-qualified players in domestic competitions.

Technology and innovation – further powered by a new partnership with Microsoft – will drive our performance system, enhancing player development and improving selection decision-making.

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Matt Askin - The Documentary

England's Matt Askin explains a unique cricketing journey, his approach to batting one-handed and the exciting emergence of Physical Disability cricket.

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