PCA England Masters events are a true celebration of cricket – the grassroots and elite games coming together to entertain, inspire and unite communities in a truly unique way.
For nearly 20 years the Masters have been traveling the length and breadth of the country to play in showcase events at clubs and schools each summer. These international legends certainly know what it takes to put on a show for the crowds, and in doing so have proudly helped raise hundreds of thousands of pounds for the grassroots game.
With three event formats to choose from there is something to suit all requirements – whether it be a full match, tournament, or visits by some of our star players.
PCA England Masters Hosting Options
PCA England Masters Match
This showcase Masters event will see your club side take on the legends in a full 11-a-side game. First up the players will join your juniors for a coaching session, passing on tips and inspiring the next generation, before attending a fundraising lunch; hosting tables and taking part in a Q&A. The teams will then take to the pitch for a T20 or Hundred match, giving your players the chance to test themselves in front of the crowds against some of England’s greatest ever stars.
PCA England Masters Tournament
A PCA England Masters tournament is all about participation and giving as many club cricketers as possible the opportunity to take to the field alongside their heroes. With 8 Masters players split amongst the 4 competing teams, this is perfect for a club with a large playing membership, or for multiple local sides to join forces for a joint event. The legends will attend a pre-tournament lunch to help raise crucial funds, before the crowds are entertained with a semi-final and final.
PCA England Masters Visits
The legends’ talents extend far beyond entertaining on the pitch, and so these PCA England Masters visits offer the opportunity to get the players’ involved in a whole host of activities at your club. Two players will head to your ground for 4 hours. Perhaps you’ll get them involved in coaching the juniors, umpiring an exhibition match or attending a fundraising lunch… or all three! We know each club has a different drive for inviting the players along, and so what the day looks like is up to you.
A Unique Fundraising Opportunity
The primary aim of the PCA England Masters since it’s inception in 2002 has been to give recreational clubs a vehicle to raise significant funds. In 2017 alone, the 15 host clubs raised an incredible £230,000 between them. Every penny raised stays with the clubs and is spent entirely at their discretion, often being used for facility redevelopments, investment into coaching and equipment, as well as to support local charitable causes.
There are various ways to raise funds throughout the event, and the PCA will provide examples of what particularly successful clubs have done in the past, to ensure your event helps to secure the future of your club for years to come.
2021 Fixtures... Coming Soon!
|Date||Club||1st Innings||2nd Innings||Result|
|9th June||Leigh CC||Masters: 121-4 (15.4)||DNB||No result|
|14th June||Monton Sports Club||Masters: 124-5||Monton: 14-0 (2.4)||No result|
|21st June||Oxton CC||Masters: 219-2||Oxton: 150-7||Masters win by 69 runs|
|28th June||Bowdon CC||Masters: 162-5||Bowdon: 165-4||Bowdon win by six wickets|
|4th July||Bromley CC||Masters: 231-4||Bromley: 176-9||Masters win by 55 runs|
|5th July||Leigh Academy||Masters: 236-5||Leigh Academy: 220-5||Masters win by 16 runs|
|11th July||Fordhouses CC||Masters: 192-3||Fordhouses: 168-5||Masters win by 24 runs|
|19th July||Brentwood CC||Brentwood: 139||Masters: 142-3||Masters win by 7 wickets|
|26th August||Woolpit CC||Masters: 168-8||Woolpit: 140-7||Masters win by 28 runs|
|Date||Club||1st Innings||2nd Innings||Result|
|1st June||Eversley CC||Masters:||Eversley CC:||Masters win by 7 runs|
|8th June||Hayfield CC||Masters:||Hayfield CC:||Masters win by 18 runs|
|15th June||Monton CC||Masters:||Monton CC:||Monton win by 8 wickets|
|22nd June||Oxton CC||Masters:||Oxton CC:||Oxton win by 10 wickets|
|29th June||Leigh Academy||Masters:||Leigh Academy:||Masters win by 11 runs|
|6th July||Bromley CC||Masters:||Bromley CC:||Bromley win by 56 runs|
|13th July||Banstead CC||Masters:||Banstead CC:||Masters win by 127 runs|
|20th July||Brentwood CC||Masters:||Brentwood CC:||Brentwood win by 49 runs|
|25th July||Woodhall Spa CC||Masters:||Woodhall Spa CC:||Woodhall Spa win by 44 runs|
|27th July||Amersham CC||Masters:||Amersham CC:||Amersham win by 5 wickets|
|2nd August||East Molesey CC||Masters:||East Molesey CC:||Masters win by 17 runs|
|10th August||Downend CC||Masters:||Downend CC:||Masters win by 19 runs|
|17th August||Gowerton CC||Masters:||Gowerton CC:||Masters win by 4 runs|
|31st August||Retford CC||Masters:||Retford CC:||Masters win by 50 runs|