The Wensleydale Creamery and YCCC Launch Search for ‘Junior Voice of Cricket’

As the official partner of Yorkshire County Cricket Club, The Wensleydale Creamery, is calling on young cricket fans to put their commentating skills to the test with a competition to find the county’s next top cricket commentator.

Along with the support of YCCC, we are offering children under the age of 15 the chance to show off their love of Yorkshire cricket and sports commentary by entering the competition. The campaign, Wensleydale Creamery’s Junior Voice of Cricket, was launched with the help of Yorkshire cricket star Liam Plunkett at the home of Yorkshire County Cricket Club, Headingley Cricket Ground, this week. 

Yorkshire’s youngsters are being asked to submit a short video clip to be in with the chance of winning a top prize that includes an exclusive behind the scenes experience at Headingley Cricket Ground, watching England v Australia ODI on Friday 6th September from the official media centre!

Budding Geoff Boycotts are encouraged to visit where there will be a video clip of Yorkshire Cricket footage. To be in with the chance of winning this once in a lifetime prize, aspiring commentators simply need to create an audio or video file (links to YouTube also accepted) with their own commentary to the Yorkshire cricket clip and send their entries to before the closing date, Friday 16th August 2013.

A panel of judges will pick the top five entries, who will be invited to attend a match at Headingley Cricket Ground and showcase why they deserve to win. Here they will not only watch the match, but interview players as well as receive a master class from the resident media team.

These final five videos will be uploaded online, where fans, friends and families can vote for their favourite. The young commentator with the most votes will win the star prize, including a media tour, hospitality passes at Headingley Cricket Ground, an action packed family day out and, of course, a VIP visit to The Wensleydale Creamery in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.

David Hartley, Managing Director of The Creamery, said: “As a proud sponsor of Yorkshire County Cricket Club we wanted to engage with the local community, particularly aspiring young cricket fans to encourage them to get involved in the game. By launching the search for the Wensleydale Creamery’s Junior Voice of Cricket we hope to uncover another Yorkshire great and continue the region’s legacy of legendary cricket players, fans and reporters alike.”

Andy Dawson, Commercial Director at Yorkshire County Cricket Club, said: “We are always trying to find new, innovative ways to involve the region’s youngsters in cricket, and not only by just playing it. It’s great to see The Wensleydale Creamery supporting our efforts and we look forward to judging the best of young commentators Yorkshire has to offer.”

For further details on the Wensleydale Creamery’s Junior Voice of Cricket visit  

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