19th June, England v South Africa, 09:30 GMT
Northern Universities Student Club Community Cricketers Elite backed by Hilton Newcastle Gateshead today revealed they had signed a commercial partnership with Kookaburra Reader to become the clubs “Official Ball Supplier” for the 2008/9 season.
Venue: Riverside Sports Pavilion, Chester Le Street.
Established in 1890 Kookaburra now manufactures the worlds finest cricket balls in their custom built plant in Melbourne Australia. The skills and know-how that have made Kookaburra the most widely accepted symbol for quality in the ball market in the southern hemisphere, have been applied to the manufacture and development of cricket bats and protective products since 1985
The brand enjoys the endorsement of many of the World’s leading batsmen from Hussey, Ponting to local Durham player Will Smith. Kookaburra has never been content to go with the flow. It is the constant crusade for excellence that has driven the brand to develop innovative designs and product ranges. These have established Kookaburra as the fastest growing brand in the UK cricket market over the past twelve months making them the perfect partner for NUSC.
John D Holland, Director of Cricket for the NUSC explained why the club board had made this choice to sign with Kookaburra Reader. “The company have bowled us over by creating a custom made ball to our specification to benefit both our outstanding swing and spin bowlers. This is unprecedented commitment from a ball manufacture and why we will be proud to use and promote the company throughout 2009”.
Neil Pullen – Cricket Ball Manager for Kookaburra “We are extremely excited to support the NUSC and look forward to being part of a successful Championship in Sunderland throughout 2009”
To find out more details of the NUSC events where the Kookaburra balls will be used visit www.cricketworld.com/nuscccelite or contact them on firstname.lastname@example.org. To see how Kookaburra can assist your sports team log onto on http://www.kookaburra.biz/home.html