Morshead helps The Cricketer to National Award

THE work of Sam Morshead (LI 2000-05), Digital Editor at the Cricketer, has helped The Cricketer win the Outstanding Online Coverage of Domestic Cricket award in the ECB Domestic Cricket Journalism Awards.

The prize, which has been claimed by BBC Online and ESPNcricinfo in recent years, reflects both The Cricketer’s commitment to the county game and its substantial digital growth in 2018.

Since launching a new website in February 2018, visitor numbers to have increased by around 300 per cent, with county cricket a major factor.

Morshead, formerly of the Swindon Advertiser and the Daily Mail, was praised for his work following the awards.

Cricket Publishing Ltd chief executive Guy Evans-Tipping said: “The Cricketer Magazine has been publishing the world’s best cricket magazine for 98 years. In the last 12 months, we have turned our attention to producing the same level of excellence in our online offering. This awards is a testament to that hard work led by our excellent digital editor Sam Morshead.”