Wednesday 16 January 2008 

Derbyshire Announce Shirt Sponsors For 2008

Derbyshire County Cricket Club is delighted to announce our five shirt sponsorship partners for the 2008 season.

Printability 2000 Ltd have agreed a deal which will see them sponsor the Friends Provident Trophy, NatWest Pro40 League and Twenty20 Cup shirts for the second season in succession, Don Amott Leisure Kingdom are continuing their sponsorship of the LV County Championship shirts, and UK Security Services Ltd will again sponsor the back of all three jerseys.

Marston’s Pedigree will continue to sponsor the shirt sleeve and all three shirts will also carry the Derbyshire Sport logo on the collar in recognition of the fact that the club is donating £2 from every replica shirt sold to the Derbyshire Sport Talented Athlete Fund; a bursary scheme which will provide funding to young athletes from around Derbyshire who either compete, or have the potential to compete, at international level.

Derbyshire Sport Director David Joy said: “I am delighted by Derbyshire County Cricket Club’s support of the Derbyshire Talented Athlete Fund. The £2 contribution from each shirt sold will, along with other funder’s contributions, enable the top 75 young athletes in Derbyshire to receive a bursary of £300 to help meet costs associated with training and competition.

“Derbyshire has produced successful sports people in the past and Commonwealth medallists Ross Davenport and Donna Kellogg are two of our current high profile performers achieving success. We have a host of talented young performers in a wide range of sports who are competing on the world stage and not yet receiving financial support. They will benefit a great deal from the bursary.”

Printability 2000 Ltd Managing Director Dean Newman commented: “We are delighted to be extending our involvement with Derbyshire County Cricket Club for a further season.

“The new signings that Derbyshire have made ahead of the 2008 campaign are exciting and we are proud to be associated with a club which we believe is on the up.

“Since beginning our sponsorship of the Twenty20 shirts in 2004, we have seen an encouraging progression in the club’s young talent and the calibre of new signings that the club has been able to attract has also steadily improved, culminating in the terrific captures of the past few months.

UK Security Services Ltd consultant Roy Griffin said: “We are thrilled to be supporting Derbyshire County Cricket Club for the second successive season in 2008 and everybody here at UK Security Services Ltd would like to wish the team all the best for the forthcoming season.

Peter Jackson, Marketing Director of Marston’s Beer Company said: “Marston’s is the beer of cricket and that commitment runs from the grass roots of the game, as shown by our recent sponsorship of the Derbyshire County Cricket League, through the county game with seven counties supplied and supported by Marston’s, all the way up to the England national team.

“Our association with Derbyshire County Cricket Club is a long and successful one with the two parties working well together. We look forward to a successful season for Derbyshire.”

The fact that his company, Don Amott Leisure Kingdom, are celebrating their fifth year on the front of the LV County Championship shirts and with all of the partners combining to make the most lucrative shirt sponsorship deal in Derbyshire County Cricket Club’s history means a double celebration for Club Chairman Don Amott.

“As President of Don Amott Leisure Kingdom, I am thrilled to be continuing our long association with Derbyshire County Cricket Club throughout what promises to be an exciting 2008 season,” he said.

“Sponsoring the Cricket Club is a great way of putting something back into the community and everyone at Don Amott Leisure Kingdom wishes John Morris and the team well for the forthcoming campaign.

“As Chairman of Derbyshire County Cricket Club, I am also thrilled that Printability 2000 Ltd, UK Security Services Ltd and Marston’s Pedigree are supporting the club in 2008 and I hope that our relationship with them can continue long into the future.

“Also, supporting the Derbyshire Sport Talented Athlete Fund means a lot to the club because as one of the county’s premier sports clubs, we believe that supporting the stars of the future is crucial for the community.”

© Derbyshire CCC