Manyatta are very proud to be sponsoring The Cricketer Cup for the 2021 season. The Cricketer Cup was conceived in 1966. The first competition was played in 1967, won by the Repton Pilgrims. Originally for 16 schools, the Cricketer Cup proved so popular that it was extended to 32 teams in 1969. The most significant organisational change came in 2003 when ‘The Cricketer’ was bought by ‘Wisden’ and the parent company made it clear it would no longer support the Cricketer Cup. The participating schools therefore took control of their own destiny, forming their own committee and drawing up their own rules. It was decided to keep the name in tribute to Ben Brocklehurst, who did so much to get the competition established and presented a fine silver trophy for the winners. In 2017 the Cricketer Cup celebrated its fiftieth anniversary!
Tusk supports forward-thinking and successful conservation intervention in Africa. From the plains of the Serengeti to the rainforests of the Congo Basin, they're working towards a future in which people and wildlife can both thrive across the African continent.
Poaching, habitat loss and human-wildlife conflict are having a devastating impact on Africa’s wildlife. They and we believe local people and organisations are best positioned to address these threats, but are often under-resourced and lack the recognition they deserve.
That's why, we'd encourage you to support their efforts, like we do: