The Cricketer magazine have launched a quest to recognise those involved in cricket who have gone above and beyond during the coronavirus pandemic.

The publication will recognise five ‘Lockdown Heroes’ who have demonstrated ingenuity, generosity and compassion over the past few months.

Nomainations are being sought now in five categories (nomination forms can be found here):

  • Club Hero: open to all amateur cricketers and club members who have gone the extra mile during lockdown.
  • Pro Hero: open to all professional cricketers who have gone over and above during the past few months.
  • Social Media Hero: open to creatives who have used their ingenuity to keep people entertained online.
  • Young Hero: open to under-16s who have made an outstanding contribution during the crisis.
  • Fundraising Hero: open to anybody in the cricket community who has raised money for charity through cricket-focused activities or for cricket-focused causes.

“We have had so much correspondence from the cricket family over the past 10 weeks, letting us know about the amazing work that has been done in the community over the course of the coronavirus crisis,” said The Cricketer’s Sam Morshead.

"This is a chance for us to highlight and celebrate the very best of the game in this country."

The Cricketer's Sam Morshead

“Lockdown Heroes is designed to recognise that kindness – as well as the incredible amounts of money raised for charity, the genius entertainment that has popped up on social media, and the sterling work undertaken by members to ensure their clubs live on beyond this dreadful period.

“It’s a chance for us to highlight and celebrate the very best of the game in this country.”

The winners will be announced in a virtual awards ceremony in July.

Find out more about The Cricketer's Lockdown Heroes here.