The Cricket Society trust

The Cricket Society Trust was established as an independent trust to take over the activities of the Cricket Society’s Welfare Fund and to carry on those activities with the benefit of charitable status and the Trust continues to benefit from its close association with the Cricket Society including through the holding of joint meetings and the sale of Christmas cards.

Welcome to the Cricket Trust Society

Cricket – a game for everyone to love, participate in and enjoy!

News and Events

Our new Youtube Channel…

Over the next few months, we hope to produce more content for the channel, but for now, please enjoy, like and follow our first video - 14th July, 2022, The Fred Trueman Schools' Cricket League Final, Kimbolton School https://youtu.be/XWR1ZTWrDQU You can follow our...

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History repeats itself

History repeats itself - or so they say, And it certainly did - yesterday, The Battle of ‘HASTINGS’ - 1066, A Battle at KIMBOLTON - ‘ROOT66’. The finals - of the schools cricket league, Teams from all over - no sign of fatigue. Excited children - all rearing to go,...

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The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Cricket Festival at Kimbolton School

Helping Young People to Participate in Cricket

The Cricket Society Trust is a registered charity helping to deliver opportunities for young people to learn about and play cricket. We fulfil our charitable objectives predominantly by providing funding to charities and other institutions whose programmes are aligned with our objective.

Currently, alongside other programs, our funding helps to support:

  • The MCC Foundation’s Cricket Hub for State School Girls in Essex, Birmingham, Guildford - transforming lives through cricketThey deliver projects across the UK and around the world that use cricket to empower young people to reach their full potential, to unite and inspire communities, and to promote physical and mental well-being.
  • The Arundel Castle Cricket Foundation programmes - that enable disadvantaged young people to participate in sports, education and recreation, using the power of cricket, outdoor recreation and their unique historic setting to create magical experiences to give young people the tools and confidence they need to learn, grow and succeed.
  • The Belvoir Cricket and Countryside Trust - who aim to reach and influence over 3,300 young people including 1,500 girls, special needs, low socio-economic, and ethnic minority children through their programs.
  • The Fred Trueman Schools Cricket League - through Cricket East is a collaborative organisation responsible for delivering the England & Wales Cricket Board’s (ECB) participation & growth activities and supporting recreational cricket as well as the performance pathway programmes across Bedfordshire and Huntingdonshire, creating links between schools, clubs, leagues and the community.

Watching play at Arundel

Playing at Arundel

Featured moments

The Chairman, Ron Paterson, speaking at the Lunch at Lords, 28th November 2021

Cricket Society Trust panel - a Q&A session led by Trust President Isabelle Duncan with Clare Connor CBE (MCC President) and Cordelia Griffith (MCC Foundation Ambassador).

The Long Room, Lunch at Lords, 2021's event

The Menu for Lunch at Lords, 2021

The late Ken Merchant and John Barclay