Nottinghamshire won both the Best Spectator Experience - The Hundred and the Best International Women’s Spectator Experience at the 2023 Business of Cricket Awards, reaffirming Trent Bridge status as a pre-eminent venue for the sport.
Eighteen awards were presented at the annual event hosted by Gloucestershire, as innovation and best practice across the game was rewarded.
Notts were also shortlisted as a finalist in the 2023 Community Engagement Campaign of the Year for the #Donate4Dementia campaign which helped secure £30,000 of funding for the continuation of the Trent Bridge Community Trust’s Forget Me Notts initiative.
Meanwhile Digital Marketing Manager Matt Freeman was shortlisted for the coveted Dinesh Patel MVP award, presented to an individual who goes above and beyond to deliver a quality spectator experience, displaying an outstanding work ethic and positive demeanour.
The awards for Best Spectator Experience across The Hundred and Women’s Internationals follow a year in which Trent Rockets’ men and women continued to enthrall in Nottingham, whilst England Women made history at Trent Bridge.
The Three Lions fell narrowly short against Australia in the first five-day Test Match on home soil in a fixture which promised and delivered gripping drama, with Sophie Ecclestone collecting a 10-wicket haul and Tammy Beaumont a double-ton.
Day three of the fixture was rated as the best major matchday in 2023 across domestic and international cricket.
The awards add to Nottinghamshire’s recent haul of Business of Cricket Awards, with the club having won Most Welcoming Stadia 2020-22, the 2022 Best International Spectator Experience and the Warmest Welcome Award in 2019 and 2020.