Manchester Evening News commended for coverage of Lancashire CCC
The ECB have today announced the winners of the sixth annual County Cricket Journalism Awards which celebrate national and regional media coverage of the county game.
The Manchester Evening News have been commended for their coverage of Lancashire CCC in the Regional Newspaper of the Year category, alongside The Nottingham Post with the winners being The Sunday Independent.
The full list of winners:
Christopher Martin-Jenkins Young Journalist of the Year: Will Macpherson
Christopher Martin-Jenkins County Broadcaster of the Year: Dave Fletcher
County Cricket Newspaper of the Year: The Cricket Paper Commended: The Times
Online Publication of the Year: ESPN Cricinfo.
Regional Newspaper of the Year: The Sunday Independent Commended: The Manchester Evening News, The Nottingham Post.
Mark Baldwin, Chairman of the Cricket Writers’ Club, said: “It is in the interests of everyone who follows and cherishes county cricket that standards in media coverage across all platforms should be as high as possible, as a reflection of the strong and passionate following for our domestic game, and I would like to congratulate too the winners of the other three categories in this year’s awards.”
ECB Chief Executive Officer Tom Harrison said: “These awards recognise and reward the vital role cricket writers and broadcasters play in driving interest in all our domestic competitions. My congratulations to the winners and our sincere thanks to all the individuals and media organisations who provided such comprehensive and insightful coverage across a truly memorable county season.”
Chris Ostick, the M.E.N.'s cricket correspondent, said: "It is always nice to receive recognition for the work that you do. Lancashire County Cricket Club is one of the biggest in the country in terms of support and status, and you are never far away from the next big story.
"From that County Championship victory in 2011, the NatWest T20 Blast triumph last year, relegations and promotions and the complete transformation of Emirates Old Trafford, the Red Rose are rarely out of the headlines.
"At the M.E.N. we are proud to not only bring our readers excellent coverage of Lancashire and England, but to also promote cricket throughout the region - from grassroots level to the professional game.