As keen (albeit amateur) cricketers, it is always good to be able to help the development of young cricketers. Indeed, this is the whole purpose of the Michael May Young Cricketers Foundation. Furthermore, it is all the more pleasing to be able to do this in Hampshire given that the committee are all fans of Hampshire Cricket.
In the aftermath of the 2017-2018 Ashes Series, it was still great to see Hampshire represented by James Vince and Mason Crane and whilst the Foundation cannot claim to have aided their careers, we are hoping that we have in some small way been able to help George Metzger.
George wrote to the Foundation to ask for support in funding his trip to South Africa with the Hampshire Academy and we were happy to oblige. The sum of £500 was given and George will soon be on his way. All that is left for us to say is good luck and may this be the first of many cricket tours!
Pictured below is the moment George received the grant and another one of him in action on the cricket pitch.
Posted on: January 24th, 2018
The next meeting of the MHM Young Cricketers Foundation is scheduled for the 4th March 2015.
The Charity has recently helped both individuals to further their cricketing development and clubs to provide facilities for the development of young cricketers.
Applications are equally varied, ranging from requests to fund coaching; the construction or repair of net facilities and artificial pitches to the provision of equipment.
If you are a young person (boy or girl) who loves cricket and needs financial help to further their development or a club that is looking for funds to improve the facilities for their young players then we would encourage you to contact the Foundation and apply for a grant.
Posted on: December 23rd, 2014
The MHM Young Cricketers Foundation was established in 1994 and since then, it has funded numerous individuals and clubs in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. 2014 was no exception.
The charity made grants totalling over £2,500 towards a variety of projects, at an individual and club level, but all with the aim of helping to develop young cricketing talent.
A number of promising female cricketers were helped with the purchase of equipment and funding for Performance Coaching Programmes in 2014. Providence Cowdrill, Ella Chandler and Emily Windsor, for example, all took part in coaching programmes with Hampshire CCC.
At a club level, the Foundation helped towards the cost of cricket equipment for the youth set-up at Grayshott CC and aided Liphook and Ripsley CC in a similar way. The Foundation relishes the opportunity to provide clubs with the right equipment for young people to be able to play cricket.
In addition and as a direct result of the extreme weather at the start of 2014, Portsmouth CC were helped with the costs of repairing flood damage to their artificial wicket – their location on the seafront in Southsea meant that they were particularly affected by the high water that affected the UK at this time.
Posted on: December 22nd, 2014