By Sarah WilliamsThis picture shows England’s Eoin Morgan. ‘The great thing about this competition is that a similar image of an entrant’s uncle playing on the village green is just as eligible,’ said an MCC spokeswoman.

Picture credit: Sarah Williams

The MCC and Wisden Cricketer?s Almanack have launched an annual Cricket Photograph of the Year Competition.

The pictures must have been captured between 1 January and 31 December 2010, so if you are quick there is still time to head down under to catch action from the Ashes clash over Christmas.

The contest is open to amateur and professional photographers and run in association with UK retailer Park Cameras.

?The chosen images will best capture the drama, spirit or essence of cricket, wherever in the world it is played, watched or experienced,? say organisers.

Each entrant can submit up to three photos and there is no restriction on subject matter, provided they carry a cricketing theme.

Up for grabs to the winner is £500 cash and a £500 Park Cameras voucher to spend on Canon equipment.

Shorlisted entries will go on show at Lord?s Cricket Ground.

Photos taken by the winner and two runners-up will appear in the colour section of Wisden 2011.

The closing date is 17 January 2011.