A showcase of the ECB’s strategy to lay the foundations for the long term health of cricket. As in many sports, it would be easy to just concentrate on headline-grabbing success at international level. However, there are many drivers to this which need careful planning: growth in participation, expansion of coaching, volunteers and facilities, the return of cricket to schools and the development of long-term sponsorship. As it says on the front cover – from playground to test arena. The brochure features a white fabric cover with embroidered ECB logo and foiled text. The thread sewn spine enabled us the produce the covers in advance and vary the page count leaf by leaf up until the last minute (as content was changing rapidly). “Thanks again for all your help on this – outstanding”. – Steve Elworthy, Director of Marketing and Communications.