HEREFORDSHIRE COUNTY CRICKET CLUB
New season- new sponsor
Herefordshire County Cricket Club is celebrating a new 3 year sponsorship deal with Weston's Cider Stowford Press. The county club can now approach the coming cricket season with renewed enthusiasm and a more secure future.
Club Chairman Bobbie Hadley said, "This is fantastic news for the club and the county, especially as Stowford Press is already associated with first class cricket and the ECB. We are looking forward to our first match of the season - against Staffordshire on April 27 at Colwall - where the players will proudly be wearing their new kit.
We have much to celebrate already this season as we will be playing in the new Unicorns K.O. Trophy and County Championship rather than the 'Minor Counties', (which some considered to be somewhat demeaning) plus our second home match (18 May) will be played at Eastnor with its brand new pavilion. HCCC embraces these positive changes and is raring to go!"
Ernie Morgan, Chairman of Cricket added, "We are delighted a Herefordshire based company, well known in cricketing circles, is supporting Herefordshire County Cricket Club through this sponsorship deal. HCCC has signed 5 new players, co-incidentally including a Weston's employee, increasing the link between us and Weston's. Unfortunately we have lost 2 players to the first class game, but whilst the Club is sorry to lose these players, it is a fantastic opportunity for them to move on and up. It is also what cricket at this level is all about - realising potential and providing the chance to progress."