CricX is the brainchild of our Managing Director, Steven Hirst. He founded it in 2004 to give cricket players in his native New Zealand the opportunity to play league cricket in the UK.

From this inspired but modest start, the agency has grown significantly, first establishing itself as a leading UK cricket agency, and then expanding its operations to become leaders in the global cricket market.

High profile signings in the early years, including Chris Cairns and Tatenda Taibu, helped this rise to put CricX firmly on the map. Check out a few of the international players we have placed here.

Record Breaking Placements

Since the start of our journey, we have placed well over 5,000 cricketers, including no less than 1,000 first-class, 200 international, and 25 national captains. We have placed some of the biggest names in the game from yesteryear to date, including recent Test skippers Faf du Plessis and Tim Paine.

We continue to set the standard for placements with over 500 cricketers placed in 2023 alone.

Whilst the majority of placements have been in the UK, Europe, and Australasia, we have expanded our operations to cover territories including Africa, Southeast Asia, and the booming American market.

Why CricX

What Makes Us Different?

No other agency can rival the sheer number of cricketers we have placed, with a global tally of over 5,000 to date. While this figure continues to grow on a daily basis, it is also important to note that it comprises an incredible roll call of over 200 international cricketers. A few of these can be seen above.

Through our extensive networks in the UK and overseas, we have unmatched access to cricketers on a worldwide basis. We’ve been able to do this by demonstrating our close, personal commitment to individuals, clubs, and the game itself.

Fully Compliant

We comply with all the regulations set out by various cricket boards around the world, including the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and the New Zealand Cricket Players’ Association (NZCPA).

We follow a strict code of ethics and the rules governing agents set out by the ECB, providing our clients with the reassurance that they will only receive the best possible advice.

CricX also has suitable professional indemnity insurance to ensure maximum security for all parties.

For more information about how we can help you, please contact us.

CricX In Numbers

Over 5000 Placements

First Class Players
International Players
International Captains

Over 15m Web & Social Media Impressions

Facebook Impressions*
Twitter Impressions*
Website Visits*

* data between 1 September 2022 and 1 September 2023

Meet Our Team


Based throughout the cricketing world, our tireless ambassadors work with a range of clubs and players. This ensures that when people are in need of a cricket recruitment and placement partner, CricX is their go to agency. If you are interested in becomming a CricX ambassador please get in touch.


CricX is excellent and easy to deal with

I found CricX and Steven Hirst excellent and easy to deal with. I was delighted with the quick communication and professionalism in helping me secure a contract overseas. The services they offer players are vast and varied – everything is included down to the paperwork and help with visas. I would happily recommend CricX if you are seeking overseas playing opportunities

Craig McMillan
New Zealand International


As a first-timer abroad, I would like to thank CricX for affording me the opportunity. They were also very professional and helpful with the whole visa documentation process which made it easier for me to go through. Steve also helped with flights through a travel agency that he partners with because had to book a flight and leave the very next day and that helped me with all the booking stress. Above all when I met him at one of the CricX T20 games he was very friendly. BIG UP CRICX –  THE WAY TO GO

John Nyumbu
Zimbabwean International

CricX makes you a happy cricketer

CricX is a very good agency who will do the best they can to make you as happy cricketer. They’re very professional in what they do and look for your best interests. I’d like to thank Steven and the CricX team for their hard work over last few years

Ruhan Pretorius
South African First-Class / Irish Inter-Provincial

An all-round professional service

CricX has a loaded cliental and club database, with an all-round professional service connecting you to what you desire

Ryan Burl
Zimbabwean International

Very easy to deal with and would definitely recommend CricX

Steve is very easy to deal with. I was impressed with the speed he helped me secure a contract and kept me informed throughout the process. I found Steve to be a good guy and I could communicate well with him on a relaxed level. I would definitely recommend Steve Hirst and CricX to anyone wishing to secure a cricket contract

Neil Broom
New Zealand International

CricX has always managed to secure a deal for me

As a professional Sri Lankan cricketer, looking to play any standard of club cricket in the UK or Europe, you’re guaranteed to find a deal through CricX. I can highly recommend Steven and his CricX team. When you need a club, they will find you a suitable deal. Also, they’ll look after you during the season. Over 50 Sri Lankan first-class players came through CricX in 2019, so that gives you an idea on how popular the agency is in Sri Lanka. They provide you with a very good service. Thanks to Steven and the CricX team for your great effort to support Sri Lankan cricket

Maduranga Zoysa
Sri Lankan First-Class

I was so surprised at how quickly they were able to find me a club

It was the middle of February and despite attempts to source a club myself and via other agents, I was still without a club. I contacted CricX and told them “I know it’s kind-of-late but I’m looking for a club for the coming season”. I was so surprised at how quickly they were able to find me a club and get all the necessary paperwork done. I was available to play for my new club with time to spare before the start of the season

Brenton Parchment
West Indian International

CricX took out the hassle of negotiating a deal

I used CricX to find me a club in the UK and Steven worked hard behind the scenes to find exactly what I was looking for. Using CricX was ideal in that it took me out of the hassle of negotiating a deal and I had very little to do other than sit back and sign on the dotted line. Steven’s advice in regard to visa’s was also very helpful and I had no issues throughout my time in the UK and it was a fantastic experience

Marc Ellison
New Zealand U19s / Irish Inter-Provincial

I have no hesitation in recommending CricX in player representation

The CricX team have been instrumental in placing a number of our cricketers from Jamaica within league structures in the UK. I have found CricX to be very professional in their approach yet easy to work with and have no hesitation in recommending them in the area of player representation

Jimmy Adams
Former West Indies Captain

Take advantage of CricX’s expertise – they make the process so easy

I dealt with CricX for several years and they make the process of travelling across the world to play cricket so stress free and easy. They’re always super quick to respond to my emails and always work hard to secure you the best deal with clubs. I would recommend anyone travelling to play cricket, wherever it may be in the world, to definitely take advantage of CricX’s expertise

Ben McCord
Canterbury A / Ireland A

I recommend CricX to any player wanting to play abroad

Steven and CricX have been great for me to help find clubs in England and one in Scotland, where I subsequently played for the national side in the CB40 competition. Steven has always been very efficient when communicating and does a great job to see that his clients are happy. I know the many clubs that are on his books have good relations with him and find CricX good to deal with. Steven has also helped me out by finding sub-pro games which has also added to my experience in the UK. I recommend CricX to any player wanting to head overseas and play abroad

George Worker
New Zealand International

CricX is the perfect starting point to guarantee finding the right club

My first English summer of cricket has been one of the best experiences of my life. My club has been amazing to me. They were so welcoming at the start and throughout the year. The friendships I have made have only grown stronger. All of this was made possible by Steven Hirst and the CricX team and I thank them very much for giving me this opportunity. I encourage any young cricketer to experience an English summer of cricket. CricX is the perfect starting point to guarantee you will find a UK club that best suits you

Michael Cranmer
South Australian First-Class

CricX provide you with security and the best opportunities out there

For a professional cricketer there is one thing that you seek but very rarely find in our profession – security. However, what I found when I dealt with CricX was that they could provide exactly that. Travelling over to the UK is often full of the unknown for a Kiwi but CricX made everything easy. Whether it was quality of opportunity, negotiation of deals, or even exchange of contracts, everything was done with speed and with prompt communication. If you are looking to find a cricket club in the UK then I would suggest utilising CricX’s services as they will provide you with the best opportunities out there and with a minimum of hassle. CricX have definitely provided me with security for my cricketing future and I would not hesitate in using them again

Andrew Ellis
New Zealand International

I would recommend them to anyone keen to play in the UK

The thought of playing cricket in the UK was made a lot easier when I got in contact with Steven Hirst and the CricX team. Having had no overseas experience and limited contacts in the UK, Steve made my job of finding a club that suited me and would help develop my career super easy. Not only did he give me a variety of offers due to his good work ethic, but he manged to get me a great deal. Once I signed with the club, Steve was in constant contact making sure everything was running smoothly. Upon return again, Steve again gave me a variety of great offers and continuely had bigger and better to offer. Steve and the CricX team are very professional and I would recommend them to anyone interested in playing cricket in the UK

Tom Scollay
Middlesex / Cricket Mentoring

CricX has afforded me some of the best times of my life

CricX has afforded me the opportunity to spend 3 UK summers abroad as well as an Australian summer. These times have been some of the best of my life. I have made lifelong friends and made some fantastic memories. This was all made possible through Steven’s fantastic network and professional service.

David White
South Africa A

He has always, and will forever be, my only agent

I personally know Steven Hirst and was probably one of the first Pakistani players to sign with CricX. Time has gone quickly and it’s been 11-years now and since then, CricX has grown significantly. They have always, and will forever be, my only agent and the good thing about them is they make sure any player gets what they want. I wish them all the luck in future and I will surely advise others to sign-up as they won’t let you down.

Azeem Ghumman
Former Pakistan U19 Captain

The service is light years ahead of anything else out there

Many thanks for your efforts to match us up with a quality player so quickly – we have not used your agency before, but having enquired with other agents and used other methods in the past, your service is light years ahead of anything else out there and to my mind, well worth it.

Oliver Clarke
Walton-on-Thames CC

Diligent, committed and prompt communication

I have never had a bad experience in dealing with Steven at CricX. I find him diligent, committed and always prompt with communicatin in helping us find overseas players that will benefit Poloc.

Keith Young
Poloc CC

CricX provide honest, knowledgeable and realiable communication

We have used Steven Hirst and CricX for several years now to secure our overseas professional. Our requirements are pretty specific and we can be quite demanding in the selection process so the search can therefore be a drawn out process. The service provided by Steven is first class, the communication and feedback is honest, knowledgeable and reliable which gives you a great deal of confidence, after all there is only so much you can gain from stats alone. I would have absolutely no problem in recommending CricX to any club looking for an overseas player or professional.

Paul Hewstone
Cleethorpes CC

We have benefitted from some top quality players and coaches

We first used CricX in 2007 coincidentally the year our club went on to win the Norfolk Alliance Premier Division for the first time. Steven runs an efficient business and responds immediately to any information we required and to any changes in situations along the way. Once we established our player requirements and suggested our budget Steven provided us with some excellent options complete with CV’s. This has continued over the last 5 seasons and we have benefitted from some top quality players and experienced coaches along the way. I would not hesitate to recommend CricX to any club however large or small they are or their budget may be.

Duncan Lanchester
Downham Town CC

Courteous, efficient and an impressive calibre of players

Dunfermline Knights CC have been using the services of Steven Hirst at CricX as Cricket Agent for professional and amateur players for the last 3 years. We have found their services to be both courteous and efficient. The Club have also been impressed with the calibre of players they have sourced for us. In February 2008 we were attempting to sign a professional through another Cricket Agent. Negotiations were protracted. We contacted Steven at CricX at 9.30am one morning and before 6pm we had not only negotiated a Contract with Alistair Gray but had a signed Contract in our possession. Need we say more!!

Tom Gibson
Dunfermline Knights CC

A very prompt and efficient service. Strongly recommend using CricX

Linden Park Cricket Club would have no hesitation in recommending Cric X and Steven Hirst to any clubs looking to source an overseas amateur or professional next season. Steven’s communication is always clear and timely and this has resulted in our club using Steven for our requirements for the last 6 seasons. Steven thank you for the service you have provided Linden Park we look forward to working with you for many years to come.

Stuart Clarke
Linden Park CC

Prompt, helpful and efficient

Steven Hirst and CricX have been thoroughly professional from day one, with the numerous dealings we have had with them over the last number of years. Steven is always very prompt, helpful and efficient in answering any queries or questions we may have had, and always makes the whole process of signing a player run as smoothly as he can possibly make it, especially with any contract or Visa issues. We would certainly recommend Steven and CricX to any UK or Ireland based club.

Stephen Hughes

Delighted with the service. Communication was first class

We were delighted with the service received during the time we were looking for a player and pleased with the professionalism in securing the right player for our club. Communication was first class and we would happily recommend CricX to any club seeking a player.

Steve Mayall
Woodhouses CC

Extremely efficient, responsive and professional

From initial exchange of correspondence to final exchange of contracts we found the CricX service to be extremely efficient, responsive and professional. Our requirements were very specific and as a consequence the search took longer than we had expected, but eventually we were able to identify the right candidate and throughout the process we maintained a positive dialogue with the agent. I would strongly recommend the services of CricX to any Club looking to recruit an overseas player.

Chris Storr
Quarndon CC

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