We saw ourselves more and more as not just a cricket club, but we wanted to be part of this cracking village Bob Thorne - Spondon CC
Project supported by MCC Lord's and University of Glamorgan

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Joining Taking the Field

Whether you have plenty of research on your club's history, or you're just getting started, Taking the Field  will give you the means to share your history and your stories by giving you your own club page to administer. This page will tell you exactly how to do that.

Alan and Diane Williams from Blaina CC watching themselves on the big screen - you could join them here at Lord's!

Creating a TTF account

We're delighted that you've made it this far and want to join us! The first thing for you to do is set up a user account. To do this, just click on the 'get involved' button on the sidebar.

This account will be immediately created for you, and you will be able to log on and upload stories to the site. When doing so you will agree to TTF’s Terms and Conditions – basically, that you own the copyright or you have permission to upload any of your content.

All content uploaded will be monitored, but we will try to approve things as soon as we can.

Creating a TTF Club Account

To add your club to TTF, that’s also simple. All you need to do is e-mail us (takingthefield@mcc.org.uk) and provide us with some details about yourself and your club. We’ll then create a club page for you and make you the administrator of the site – you’ll be able to upload content, link stories and photos, tell us about your club history (briefly or by attaching pdfs and similar if you have them).

Uploading Stories

To upload stories on the TTF website, they first need to be uploaded to Vimeo. Vimeo is just like YouTube, but is entirely devoted to videos created by ordinary people, just like your Digital Stories!

The first thing you need to do is create a Vimeo account. You can do this entirely for free – the free service Vimeo offers should give you as much space as you need for your digital stories. You can join Vimeo here.

Next, remember to make friends with us on Vimeo! You can find us here.

Finally - upload your Digital Story to Vimeo. Once this is done, you can link it to a story page and publish it on TTF.

Again, all content will be moderated but we will do this as soon as we can.


As with videos, we also use an external website for photographs. In this instance it is Flikr. This is a great site to organise and share your photographs.

Again, to start you need to create your (or your club’s) Flikr account. Again, choose the free account, you can do plenty with it! You can join here.

Second step  - make friends with us on Flikr! You can find us here

Once you have uploaded and organised your photographs on Flikr, you can link either individual photos or whole photosets to your TTF club page.


Last of all, please please get in touch if something doesn’t make sense or you’re not sure of something. We’d love to hear from you about your experiences researching your history, interviewing and making your stories. Most of all, we want to listen to any comments or suggestions that you have about our website.