The Fred Trueman State Schools Cricket League covers South Lincs, Peterborough, Fenland, Huntingdon, Northamptonshire, West Norfolk and Leicestershire.
Over 150 State School teams take part year after year, and over 98% of the schools continue to play in a formal cricket competition after school with the games being organised by the physical education teachers.
The National name of all of the Leagues is The Fred Trueman Schools Cricket League as a memorial to Fred Trueman MBE.
A spokesman from the ECB state that “These Leagues are a prime example of increasing sports in the State Sector happening”
Support has come from Geoff Miller, Geoff Boycott, John Stephenson MCC, Paul Bedford ECB, Alan Porter (Chairman of the Cricket Society Trust) The Rotary Club of Stamford Burghley, Martin Lawrence, Northants CC and Mrs Cross (wife of the late David Cross) who started the project back in 2006 with a donation of £2000.00.
The League ensures that all Schools start with brand new kit and shirts, it administers the Leagues and if needed provides the Cricket Pitches.
The cost to the League to set up each school is £600.00.