He had a lifelong involvement with cricket at all levels in Hampshire and was described by Christopher Martin-Jenkins in The Telegraph in 1996 as:
...a tireless worker for the counties young players...
Michael May's enthusiasm for cricket in the region is demonstrated by the range of offices he held at various times;
Above all, Michael sought to nurture the development of young cricketers and to foster their enjoyment of the game.
The Foundation aims to continue his work.