Monday 27 August 2007 

Thwaites Support The Law - And The Law Won!

Lancashire County Cricket Club sponsor Daniel Thwaites has notched up an 8,000 partnership with batsman Stuart Law – after holding a gala dinner in aid of the Red Rose favourite.

The company organised a lavish evening for the Australian born star at Old Trafford to show their appreciation for the batsman, who was granted a benefit by the county this season.

Team mates Glen Chapple, Mal Loye and Gary Keedy were in attendance at the event, and helped to raise the bumper £8,000 along with former Liverpool ace Jan Molby who was a guest speaker.

The Thwaites team also managed to secure top auction lots for the evening, including signed items from golf legends Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus, pop star Robbie Williams and Law’s fellow Aussie Shane Warne.

Thwaites sales and marketing director Brian Jenkins said: “We were thrilled to sponsor Stuart’s benefit dinner and I think over 600 tickets sold shows the esteem in which he is held.

“Stuart has been an integral part of Lancashire Cricket Club for a number of years and we were delighted to arrange an evening for him, and even happier to present him with the proceeds.”

Daniel Thwaites Brewery’s Lancaster Bomber beer is a club sponsor for 2007, continuing a relationship, which has seen the Northern Brewer support its country club for over a decade.

The presentation was made to Law during the break in Lancashire’s county championship clash with Hampshire, when Thwaites’ Steve Kerry handed over the cheque.

Law was delighted with the gesture and praised the brewer for its continued support and backing of LCCC.

He said: “It is great when you get a big company in the country that supports the club and Daniel Thwaites does that at a number of levels.

“As well as providing vital funding throughout country cricket at grass roots level, they back the first team with the shirt sponsorship deal and also make this fantastic gesture of using their name and reputation to make each benefit year a real success – we are all very grateful for that.”