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World Cup legacy

The Edgbaston Foundation worked with the West Midlands Combined Authority on the inaugural Mayor’s Cricket Cup.

Following England’s thrilling ICC Cricket World Cup victory in 2019, Mayor of the West Midlands, Andy Street, called on grandparents and grandchildren in the region to play cricket on the hallowed turf at Edgbaston.

The inter-generational tournament saw around 80 participants, from the younger and older generation, form 10 teams to compete for the Mayor’s Cricket Cup.

“It was a brilliant day at Edgbaston and I hope every participant – young and old – had a thoroughly good time. Sport has the unique power to unite, and with girls and boys and men and women of all ages and all backgrounds at Edgbaston, I think we proved that to be true.”

Andy Street

Mayor of the West Midlands

Bringing together different age groups and showcasing community ethic

This unique event brought together different age groups from across the West Midlands around a shared interest in sport; promoting respect and inclusion, and showcasing the community ethic that our wonderful region has.

The Edgbaston Foundation are delighted to support Andy Street’s ongoing commitment to bringing different communities together, young and old, and enabling people of all ages to stay active.

“The Edgbaston Foundation was delighted to work with Andy Street to make his aspiration a reality, and to create an intergenerational community initiative that encouraged young and old to get active and follow in the footsteps of their heroes by playing on the outfield at Edgbaston.”

Ravi Masih

Ravi Masih

Head of Community Engagement

Or contact our Head of Community Engagement Ravi Masih on ravindermasih@edgbaston.com.