Each summer, we search for the greatest cricket tea in the land. It's one of the ways we support grassroots cricket, offering small clubs the chance to win a £5,000 prize and a T20 match against the ex-England cricketers of the PCA Masters. Our judging panel included cricket legend Mike Gatting, journalist Gareth A Davies and food writer Xanthe Clay.
Our winner for 2015 was Newtown Linford Cricket Club, a village club in Leicestershire with two teams on the pitch and a third in the kitchen. Sancha Hopkins and her daughter India like to do things properly, putting real passion and care into their cricket spreads. And their attention to detail - like the touch of prosecco in their strawberry jam sponge - shines through in the taste.
If you'd like to try a few of their recipes at home, Sancha has kindly shared some of her secrets on the Yorkshire Tea blog.
Tea & Cricket
Cricket is the only sport that stops for tea. And coming from a county with such a strong cricketing history, we've always felt a close connection to the game – right down to the illustration of a village game on our box. We've been supporting cricket at local league level for over a decade, and with the Ashes on the line this year, our team needs a proper brew to back them up off the pitch. That's why Yorkshire Tea is the Official Brew of England Cricket.
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