The 2023 fixtures are now on sale for NCCC as we look to gear up for an exciting cricket packed summer with plenty of activity around Wantage Road, especially with the Steelbacks supporting the local community and the wider Northamptonshire area.

As always, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved in cricket as the season approaches. Here’s a round up of what has been happening this month within The Steelbacks Community.

Steelbacks proudly supported Kettering Old Grammar School Foundation’s Indoor Competition at the beginning of February. The Foundation fund Steelbacks in the Community to deliver cricket in schools in Kettering and the surrounding area. The community team created a programme aimed at children in Years 5 and 6 and they delivered a 6-week cricket programme between November and February.

Kettering Old Grammar School Foundation Indoor Competition
Kettering Old Grammar School Foundation Indoor Competition

The competition was a huge success for everyone involved. Congratulations to Meadowside Primary School for taking home the trophy which was won by determination and skill on the last ball of the last over🏆.

If you’re a school based in and around Kettering and would like to take part in this programme, then please get in touch with our Schools Programme Manager Matt Long on

The Community team have continued to provide skills camps throughout half term this month with great success. Anyone between the ages of 7-11 could attend for the day which has been designed to help children get involved in cricket with little experience. The team will continue to provide our skills camps throughout the year as the cricket season gets underway.

At the beginning of February, The Curo Lounge hosted 12 teams from 10 local schools who took part in the Lords Taverners Table Cricket Competition. A competition designed for young people with both learning and physical disabilities, it enables young people to understand tactics, draw the best out of team players and to build a social life.

Congratulations to Billing Brook School who progressed to the regional competition🏏.

Also in collaboration with Lord’s Taverners, Steelbacks in the Community continue to run free, weekly cricket sessions for players with all disabilities. Super 1s gives young people with a disability aged 12-25 the chance to play regular, competitive cricket.

The sessions allow young people to improve their physical and mental well-being, whilst giving a sense of belonging as they make friends and gain skills for life such as confidence and independence. The sessions provide coaching, the chance to compete and the benefits of playing sport and achieving wider outcomes.

For more information as to how to get involved, please email

Rounding up February, Steelbacks In The Community continue to expand differing programs throughout 2023 and into what is a bright future for cricket in the county.

We continue to provide a range of coaching courses which are safe, fun and inclusive sessions that can ignite a lifelong love of the game.

Kick start your career in cricket coaching and explore courses here 👉 Community – Northamptonshire CCC (

The Community Round-up is proudly supported by the Steelbacks in the Community Principal Partner – Cummins.