CricX was founded in 2004 by Managing Director Steven Hirst with a vision to provide his native New Zealand cricketers opportunities to play league cricket in the UK. From small beginnings, the company witnessed exponential growth over the following years to establish itself as not only the UK's leading cricket agency, but global market leaders.
The early years saw a string of profile signings, including those of Chris Cairns and Tatenda Taibu that ultimately put CricX on the map. In 2007, the company became the first agency to break one hundred placements in a UK league season. The record-breaking tally was surpassed the following year, when a remarkable 249 cricketers were placed in league cricket alone. CricX have consolidated their standing in the industry ever since, with upwards of 1,000 placements over the past four years, including 265 in 2013, to break the industry record once again.
In recent years, CricX have also secured hundreds of playing deals in other territories, namely Europe, Australasia, Africa, North America and South East Asia. Our most recent signings include Windies pair Corey Collymore and Brendan Nash to Australia, in addition to the placement of numerous English County contracted players.
No other agency rivals the number of cricketers we have placed. To date, our global tally of placements exceeds 2,000 with this figure growing by the day. Our role of honour featuring our international signings over the years is shown below.
Chris Cairns, Craig McMillan, Jesse Ryder, Martin Guptill, Peter Fulton, Shanan Stewart, Aaron Redmond, Hamish Bennett, Daniel Flynn, Ewen Thompson, Andy McKay, Reece Young, Neil Broom, Graeme Aldridge, Tim McIntosh, Gareth Hopkins, Brent Arnel, Ian Butler, Andrew Ellis, Tarun Nethula, Todd Astle, Jimmy Neesham, Bruce Martin, Peter Forrest, Usman Khawaja, Francois du Plessis, Dean Elgar, Roelof van der Merwe, Gulam Bodi, Rusty Theron, Mfuneko Ngam, Victor Mpitsang, Aaron Phangiso, Kyle Abbott, Aakash Chopra, Nilesh Kulkarni, Abhijit Kale, Brendan Nash, Brenton Parchment, Andre Russell, Corey Collymore, Lendl Simmons, Kirk Edwards, Nikita Miller, Faisal Iqbal, Shoaib Khan, Shahid Nazir, Hammad Azam, Rizwan Ahmed, Muhammad Khalil, Mohammad Wasim, Humayun Farhat, Umar Amin, Tanvir Ahmed, Hamid Hassan, Adrian Gordon, Shane Mott, Gayashan Munasinghe, Mohammad Ashraful, Naeem Islam, Faisal Hossain, Kosala Kulasekara, Muthumudalige Pushpakumara, Pradeep Jayaprakash, Gerrie Snyman, Raymond van Schoor, Jean Symes, George Worker, Moneeb Iqbal, Qasim Sheikh, Tatenda Taibu, Malcolm Waller, Anthony Ireland, Craig Ervine, Sean Williams, Gavin Ewing, Dion Ebrahim, Keith Dabengwa, Doug Hondo, Blessing Mahwire, Graeme Cremer, Cephas Zhuwao, Stuart Matsikenyeri, Tinashe Panyangara, Ian Nicolson, Gregory Strydom, Piet Rinke, Waddington Mwayenga, Trevor Garwe and Brendan Taylor.
CricX boast an unparalleled access to cricketers and clubs through our extensive networks in the UK and abroad. Our commitment to clients is unprecedented, contactable round-the-clock even during the most anti-social hours.
As a company, CricX also comply with the rules and regulations set-out by both the New Zealand Cricket Players' Association ('NZCPA') and the England and Wales Cricket Board ('ECB'). CricX Managing Director Steven Hirst is one of a select few accredited agents with the ECB and Professional Cricket Association ('PCA') alongside the NZCPA.
In March 2011, the ECB enacted an updated Regulation governing the Registration of Agents. From 1st April 2011, "no-one may act as an agent within the context of the Regulations in English and Welsh cricket without being registered with the ECB". For more information, visit http://www.thepca.co.uk/agents.html. CricX are committed to these rules and the regulations governing it, along with a code of ethics to deliver high professional standards. This provides reassurance for all clients knowing they are working with a compliant agent, who will provide the best possible advice available. CricX also have professional indemnity insurance and keep our skills and knowledge updated constantly.
CricX is the market leader in this industry and therefore best placed to assist clubs looking to recruit players and likewise, cricketers seeking opportunities either home or abroad. Our expertise, networks, commitment and professionalism will ensure any requests will be well catered for.