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Time is running out to respond to ECB's National Cricket Playing Survey on grassroots game; Players, spectators and volunteers have until July 15 to give the ECB their views on grassroots cricket.

Byline: Stuart Rayner

Time is running out for lovers of recreational cricket to let the England and Wales Cricket Board know what they think about the grassroots game -- and win tickets to this summer's Ashes in the process.

South Northumberland batsman Marcus North was one of those who responded to the third annual survey, explaining in his Sunday Sun column he thought the North East Premier League should go from a 120-over day to a 50-aside limited-overs game.

That prompted a debate in the Sunday Sun, with players, fans, committeemen and the league's chairman, Keith Robson, having their say on the format.

We passed your responses on to the ECB, but their survey is still open until July 15 if you have not yet given your views.

Last year more than 37,000 current and former players nationwide responded to the survey, and this year the governing body are hoping even more get in touch.

Everyone is invited, from Premier League regulars to the occasional social cricketer, including players, spectator and volunteers.

Those who complete the National Cricket Playing Survey at www.ecb.co.uk/survey have the chance to win prizes including signed merchandise and pairs of tickets to this summer's Ashes Test and one-day internationals against Australia.

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Publication:The Chronicle (Newscastle upon Tyne, England)
Date:Jul 5, 2015
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