Prince Philip is Patron and ‘Twelfth Man’ of the Lord’s Taverners – and he presented the team with the Lord’s Taverners ECB Trophy. It is the 43rd year that the winners of the County Championships have enjoyed a special Royal engagement since the trophy was first introduced by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh in 1973
As Patron and ‘Twelfth Man’ Prince Philip asked the Lord’s Taverners to organise a ceremony which he hosts at Buckingham Palace every year to honour the winners of this coveted trophy.
Whilst unable to attend the presentation reception at the Palace himself, Middlesex’s County Championship winning captain James Franklin said:
“Lifting the County Championship trophy at Lord’s this year as Captain of this great and historic club ranks as one of the proudest achievements of my career to date. To have won it in such exceptional circumstances, in the final minutes of a long and testing season, made the entire experience one that I and everyone involved at the club will simply never forget.
For Steven Sylvester who is the Team Psychologist at Middlesex CCC this was an extra special occasion as he was reunited with his old boss and teammate and ex England Captain Mike Gatting who he talks about making his professional cricketing debut with in his book DETOX YOUR EGO.
When asked what Steven thought of the occasion, he said “I’ve supported Middlesex since I was a small boy and had always dreamt of playing at Lords. Whilst I went on to achieve that dream and play with and against some of my cricketing hero’s, this experience today and being a part of these guys achieving their dreams is by far the best feeling. They’re a great team, all of them and they thoroughly deserve this”.
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