The England and Wales Cricket Board, in association with the Cricket Writers’ Club, are welcoming entries for the 11th Domestic Cricket Journalism Awards.
The awards are presented across five categories and are judged by a panel of highly-respected journalists and broadcasters from across the world.
The closing date for entries is Sunday, 13 February 2022. Entries are to be sent via email in the form of PDF or MP3 files to the ECB County Communications Manager, Matt Somerford: firstname.lastname@example.org
CHRISTOPHER MARTIN-JENKINS YOUNG CRICKET JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR
This category is open to any newspaper, online or broadcast journalist who was under the age of 30 on 1 January 2021. Each entrant is required to submit a maximum of three examples of their coverage of women’s and/or men’s domestic cricket, preferably including evidence of exclusive stories or original material, which must have been published or broadcast after 1 January 2021 and before 31 December 2021.
2020 winner: Nick Friend (The Cricketer)
CHRISTOPHER MARTIN-JENKINS DOMESTIC CRICKET BROADCASTER OF THE YEAR
This award is restricted to live commentary only with each entrant required to submit an example of live commentary from a women’s or men’s domestic fixture staged in 2021. This should be between 15 and 20 minutes in length and uninterrupted but may also feature contributions from a co-summariser. There is no age restriction for this award.
2020 winner: Adam Collins (Freelance)
REGIONAL NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR
This category is open to any daily, evening or weekly regional newspaper in England and Wales. Entrants are required to submit examples of their newspaper’s coverage of domestic cricket – with examples from either, or both, professional and recreational cricket – with a maximum of five articles. All articles must have been published after 1 January 2021 and before 31 December 2021.
Entrants are also required to supply a short statement of no more than 200 words explaining how the publication improved its coverage of domestic cricket in 2021. The panel will factor in the resources available to all shortlisted titles before making its final decision.
2020 winner: Liverpool Echo
OUTSTANDING NEWSPAPER COVERAGE OF DOMESTIC CRICKET
Entrants can submit up to three examples of coverage of domestic cricket – news stories, interviews, match coverage, etc – or a more general submission outlining the quantity and quality of coverage during 2021.
2020 winner: Gloucestershire Echo and Gloucester Citizen.
OUTSTANDING ONLINE COVERAGE OF DOMESTIC CRICKET
Entrants can submit specific examples of domestic coverage (up to three), or a more general submission of coverage for the domestic 2021 season.
2020 winner: The Cricketer Online