A partnership has been launched linking the Oxfordshire Cricket Board (OCB) with Magdalen College School (MCS).

The benefits of the arrangement will also strengthen the ties between the OCB and Sussex, who have worked together for the past 12 months.

It will include MCS making their indoor facilities available during the winter, while the school’s staff will be offered access to Sussex’s resources.

Alan Duncan, head cricket coach at MCS, said: “The facilities on offer at MCS such as the state-of-the-art cricket and gym facilities, along with the three organisations working together, will give all the athletes the opportunity to succeed and go further within the game.”