Durham and Sussex players travelled to Buckingham Palace to pick up their Lord's and Lady Taverners Trophies, the official names for the prizes awarded to the men's and women's LV= County Championship winners.
Today marked a milestone for The Lord's Taverners, the UK's leading youth cricket and disability sports charity, as it donated a landmark 1,000th minibus to youngsters with special needs and disabilities. The charity's groundbreaking mobility initiative that spans over 37 years was celebrated with Essex CCC as disabled youngsters from Edith Borthwick School, Braintree were presented with their new means of transport which will aid access to the local community.
A new youth sports initiative aimed at getting more young people from London into cricket clubs will launch at Regent's Park this Sunday (8 July).
'Wicketz' will help 1,500 youngsters from disadvantaged communities make the jump from playing soft-ball cricket to joining hard-ball cricket clubs and create new clubs where opportunities aren't currently available.
Lord's Cricket Ground will once again host the prestigious finals of the Macquarie National Table Cricket Competition on Friday 15 June, with youngsters with disabilities from across the country vying for the chance to be crowned 2012 champions.
Table Cricket, which is played on a table tennis surface with specially designed bats and balls, enables young people with disabilities and special needs the chance to enjoy cricket and represent their school on a competitive basis.
All four current England Cricket Captains; Andrew Strauss, Stuart Broad, Alastair Cook and Charlotte Edwards brought cricket to some of Nottingham's inner-city youngsters when The Lordâ€™s Taverners staged a special coaching session ahead of the England Test with West Indies at Trent Bridge.
As cricket's number one charity, The Lord's Taverners is dedicated to giving young people access to sporting and recreational opportunities.
A groundbreaking youth project will climax on Tuesday 24th April at a sports festival in Hackney.
Nineteen young Londoners who were not in employment, education or training (NEETs) last summer have become qualified coaches and run sessions on some of the toughest estates in the Capital. Now they will use sport to tackle the tribalism and gang culture which divides so many communities.
The Lord's Taverners Cricket for Change programme comes to London this Thursday (April 12th) for the annual Street20 National Finals, the youth cricket initiative which aims to transform the lives of youngsters living in some of the most disadvantaged areas of the UK.
Former England captain Chris Cowdrey has been confirmed as the new President of The Lord's Taverners, the UK's leading youth cricket and disability sports charity. Chris succeeds film critic and cricket fan, Barry Norman CBE, after a very successful year for the charity.
Chris is the third former England captain to become President of The Lord's Taverners since the charity was established in 1950 in the Tavern at Lord's Cricket Ground.
Seven of the world's greatest living fast bowlers brought cricket to youngsters in Lambeth when The Lord's Taverners staged a special Street Elite coaching session with pupils from Archbishop Tenison's School.
Nationwide debate has recently re-focused on the position of young people in society and the opportunities afforded to them at a time of widespread government spending cuts, with critics questioning whether the third sector will be able to fill the gap left by council-led youth services.
As the social debate continues over the lack of opportunity for youngsters, next week sees youth charities The Lord's Taverners and Cricket for Change stage the inaugural finals of their Street20 cricket initiative which is aiming to transform the lives of 7,500 youngsters living in some of the most disadvantaged areas of the UK.
The Lady Taverners Founders Day 2011 saw a host of cricketers and celebrities come to Lord's for cricket, fund-raising and a social occasion at the home of cricket.
We caught up with cricketers, disc jockeys, chefs and broadcasters all of whom came together to celebrate the work done by the Lord's and Lady Taverners in giving youngsters a sporting chance in life.
Young people from eight cities across the country will leave urban life behind them next week as they travel to Arundel, West Sussex, courtesy of The Lord's Taverners to compete in the finals of the Ford Inner Cities Cup cricket competition. The three-day finals conclude at the historic Arundel Castle Cricket Ground on Thursday 11 August.