Brewer Shepherd Neame is extending its sponsorship agreement with Essex County Cricket Club, supporting the Essex Eagles in their Clydesdale Bank 40 campaign.
Under the two-year deal, Essex Eagles will wear shirts sponsored by Shepherd Neame and Oranjeboom, the Dutch lager brewed under licence by Shepherd Neame.
Graeme Craig, Shepherd Neame’s Sales and Marketing Director, said: “We are delighted to continue our sponsorship of Essex Cricket, building on the fruitful and successful partnership which has developed over the last decade. Shepherd Neame now has 18 pubs in Essex – one renamed the Essex Cricketers in 2004 to mark our association with the county side. We also support the game at grassroots level in the county with our sponsorship of the Shepherd Neame Essex Cricket League.
“We look forward to an exciting summer of cricket, and wish the team the very best of luck.”
David East, Essex Cricket Chief Executive, said: “We are delighted to be continuing our long-running partnership with Shepherd Neame and are looking forward to further developing this over the next two years. The new format for the competition provides the perfect opportunity for more people to see Essex play cricket on a weekend.”
Essex Eagles play their first Clydesdale Bank 40 fixture on Sunday 25 April, when they welcome Yorkshire Carnegie to Chelmsford. Tickets are now on sale – purchase in advance and save ££’s.
Cricket fans at the Ford County Ground, Chelmsford, can continue to enjoy Shepherd Neame’s popular range of traditional ales and international lagers, including Spitfire, Asahi and Oranjeboom.