Worcestershire County Cricket Club is proud of the relationships formed, which continue to develop year on year. Our sponsors and partners are of huge importance to us and we look forward to continuing our alliance in the future.
SPONSORS & PARTNERS
Club Main Sponsor
Blackfinch Investments Ltd is an established UK provider of tax-efficient investment solutions. Based in Gloucestershire, their philosophy is based on transparency and simplicity, with their services providing real solutions to real financial planning challenges faced by individuals today. Having featured on the sleeve of Worcestershire CCC & Worcestershire Rapids playing shirts for all formats during the 2016 season, Blackfinch have extended their fantastic support at New Road to become Official Main Sponsor for 2017, continuing what looks set to become a long term partnership.
Club Shirt Sponsor & Official Automotive Partner
Listers Audi Worcester offers a wide range of new and approved used Audi vehicles, all offering great deals and competitive finance options to suit all desires and budgets, also providing details on small business and fleet purchases with dedicated Audi servicing and parts teams on site. Situated on the A44 Bromyard Road, Audi Worcester offers everything you need for the perfect Audi experience in Worcester and the surrounding areas. Listers Audi Worcester feature on the back of the Worcestershire CCC playing shirts in the Specsavers County Championship in addition to being headline sponsors of the Club’s Annual Golf Day.
Club Shirt Sponsor And Official & Exclusive Telephony & Print Services Partner
EBC Group has a wealth of experience in providing managed office services to businesses across the UK, encompassing a comprehensive range of managed services from print solutions and document management, to IT services, cloud computing, disaster recovery and unified communications. Already strongly connected to Worcestershire CCC for a number of years through shirt sponsorship and supply of the Club’s telephony and print software and support, the 2018 season sees EBC Group sponsor the collar of the Worcestershire Rapids playing shirts for both Vitality Blast and Royal London One-Day Cup campaigns.
Official It Partner
TechTeam is an award-winning, Midlands based IT support and services company with a fresh approach, fantastic people and a clear understanding of how businesses work. TechTeam linked up with the County ahead of the 2016 season in a multi-year partnership as Official IT Partner, in addition to sponsoring the players’ training kit.
Club Shirt Sleeve Sponsor & Epos Solutions Provider
Langley Business System’s integrated EPOS Solutions perform seamlessly to manage & support all aspects of your business operations. Langley have linked up with the County as shirt sponsor for the Rapids after successfully implementing a new EPOS till solution across the venue.
glal.uk is Worcester’s unique lighting and living home furnishings store. You will find inspirational room scenes filled with fabulous furnishings, lighting and textiles. Everything you see is available to purchase and take away, even the settees! In addition to furniture and lighting, you will find a whole host of unusual clocks, hand stitched lampshades, mirrors and decorative items, pieces you won’t find anywhere else locally.
glal.uk also have an in-house friendly interior design team who offer a wealth of knowledge and vast experience, they can help lead, manage and deliver your project. The store has an onsite café The Office Canteen and offers gift vouchers.
CYCLAX SKIN CARE WAS FOUNDED IN 1896.
Cyclax specialist skin and body care ranges are designed to deliver tried, tested and trusted formulations for the ultimate experience in moisturisation. Established at the end of the nineteenth century (1896) Cyclax is one of the world’s oldest cosmetic companies still in operation today. Amongst Cyclax rivals are brands such as Elizabeth Arden, Max Factor, Revlon, Coty, and Yardley
Three Pears acquired the brand in 2018 and are developing newly branded, rejuvenated and new ranges of Cyclax to suit today’s market.
The Cyclax Moistura range is a beautifully formulated heritage anti‐ageing skin and body care range including eye, hand and night moisturising creams and lotions, exfoliators, cleansers, and toners. Its key ingredients include natural plant oils, vitamin complex, natural plant extracts, collagen, and a peptide complex.
For more information see www.cyclax.co.uk
Official Auditors, Accountants And Taxation Partner
Bishop Fleming Chartered Accountants is a leading UK accountancy firm who are wholly committed to providing businesses, and individual clients, with the full range of pro-active support and advice. Situated just a short walk from the ground next to the Cathedral, Bishop Fleming have long been supporters of the Club and often host events at Blackfinch New Road.
Stowford Press is made in rural Herefordshire by Westons Cider – who have been making cider on their family farm since 1880. Made from 100% local and home-pressed apples, Stowford Press, at 4.5% ABV, is a refreshing medium-dry sparkling cider that is bursting with the flavour of crisp cider apples. We are passionate about our cider making, our cider brands and our sponsorships and are thrilled to be The Official Cider of Worcestershire County Cricket Club. Swing by a bar in the ground and enjoy a pint of cider during your visit.
Official Creative Partner
WEAREBEARD is a creative branding studio in Worcester, offering a range of design, illustration and web development services. These services include logo design and print design based services, such as brochures, banners, leaflets and much more. Our current website has been designed and developed by their team – in fact every bit of creative material at Blackfinch New Road stems from the superbly talented team at Wearebeard and their input is integral to the Club’s marketing activities.
Official Helmet Sponsor
Masuri first started out in 1988 by manufacturing stainless steel grilles for cricket helmets and have grown to become the market-leading creator of cricket helmets which cater for players of all levels. They lead the way in safety, engineering and design; making Masuri’s helmets the preferred choice for cricketing professionals around the world. Masuri are proud to deliver cricket helmets on a global scale which are comfortable to wear, look great and are – above all else – safe.
Official Insurance Broker
Jelf Group is a leading independent consultancy providing expert advice on insurance, employee benefits, healthcare and financial planning for businesses and individuals. Offices in Worcester, Redditch & Malvern mean the County is a real hotbed for Jelf, who have acted as Official Insurance Broker to Worcestershire CCC since the 2016 season.
Anja Potze Fine Jewellery is an award-winning independent jewellers based on historic Friar Street in the heart of Worcester. Anja Potze specialises in jewellery made from certified diamonds and the finest Tahitian, South Sea and cultured pearls, bought from reputable suppliers all around the world. Anja Potze is Official Jeweller for 2018 and will also be headline sponsor of the County’s ever popular Ladies Day event.
Official Junior Membership Associate Partner
The King’s School, Worcester, consists of three, thriving independent day schools, two Junior and one Senior. Together they make up one of the leading educational establishments in Worcestershire for boys and girls aged 2-18. Another of the Club’s significantly long term partners, the Kings School’s sports fields are adjacent to the Club’s ground at Blackfinch New Road and naturally offer a close working relationship.
Official Online Retail Partner
Speed One Sports was established in 2002, with the company’s primary purpose being to provide sports clothing and equipment, ensuring the delivery of quality products with personal attention to detail. Speed One Sports have been working closely with the County for 4 years now, assisting in a variety of areas including embellishment of playing & training kit, in addition to supplying retail products and even uniform for the casual staff at Blackfinch New Road. Speed One Sports will be managing all aspects of the WCCC’s new online store, fulfilling orders and dealing with enquiries from supporters.
Official Press Partner
The Worcester News is a tabloid newspaper and the largest selling daily local newspaper in Worcester. Published Monday to Saturday, the Worcester News covers the city and the surrounding areas within Worcestershire. The Club has a strong partnership with Newsquest and the Worcester News, receiving extensive coverage and regularly advertising its wares in the publication to reach a solid base of local people.
Official Signage Partner
Universal Display Ltd is one of the premier banner, sign, graphic and event solution providers and installers, serving clients locally, regionally and nationally. Universal are one of the most versatile suppliers the Club uses and their expertise in such a variety of area is integral to operations at Blackfinch New Road. From perimeter advertising boards to retail products with plenty in between, the locally based business regularly work to fractional lead times to ensure various departments at Blackfinch New Road are able to operate most efficiently.
Official Specsavers County Championship Ball By Ball Commentator
Hereford and Worcester is the BBC Local Radio service for the English counties of Herefordshire and Worcestershire, on which presenter Dave “Bradders” Bradley provides a ball by ball commentary for all of Worcestershire’s Specsavers County Championship matches. A partnership which stretches back a long way, the broadcast service is renowned in the local area and is as regular a fixture at Blackfinch New Road in the summer as the players themselves.
Official Sponsor Of Anniversary Gates
Crown Domestic Appliances have gained vast experience over many years in the sourcing of products from all over the world, but majoring their activities on China, Turkey, Italy and Eastern Europe. Their objective is to use that experience to provide all of their clients with access to the right products at the right price whilst giving them a “Painless Trading Experience ”. The Crown team is made up of professionals in; Procurement, Shipping, Sales & Marketing, Finance, Transport, Legislation and Technical matters, and that means that Crown is your “ One Stop Shop ”. Having supported the Club for a number of years, 2016 saw Crown sponsor the new Anniversary Gates at Blackfinch New Road, which in addition to improving the aesthetics at the main entrance, also significantly improve security at the County’s home.
Official Winter Training Facility
Malvern College is a co-educational boarding and day school for pupils aged 13-18 offering both A level and IB in the Sixth Form. The indoor facilities at Malvern College are first class and provide the Worcestershire CCC squad with a venue at which they can train throughout the winter months without being reliant on the weather.
Partner – Cricket Shropshire
Cricket Shropshire is the body responsible for all recreational cricket in Shropshire and ensures the smooth running of the game on a number of different levels with the aim of making the game accessible, available and enjoyable for everyone. It also directly manages and operates all county age-group cricket in Shropshire.
Partner – University Of Worcester
The University of Worcester has been one of the fastest growing universities in the UK. Over the past decade, the number of students choosing to study at the University of Worcester has more than tripled to a community of over 10,000 students and 1,000 staff members, drawn from over 60 countries and a wide variety of disciplines, including nursing and health, teacher training and education, biological science, business, arts, humanities, psychology, law, sports science, management and more. Their graduates are among the most employable in the UK and they’re ranked in the top 10 of all English Higher Education Institutions, according to recent Government data. Their many innovative facilities include The University of Worcester Arena, the UK’s first indoor sports arena purpose designed to include the wheelchair athlete and The Hive, Europe’s first University and Public Library. You can find out more about the University on their website at www.worcester.ac.uk
Sponsor – Andyfreight
Andyfreight carries products for many major national and international organisations, helping to ensure that supply chains have the stock they need to meet customer demand, efficiently and cost-effectively. Andyfreight strives to make the whole logistics process as efficient as possible and welcomes the challenges of fulfilling all of your requirements.
Sponsor – Green Self Storage
At Green Self Storage your safety and the security of your belongings is a priority. Their comprehensive security measures include 24 hour CCTV, perimeter fencing, staffed reception during opening hours and sophisticated building alarm and fire detection systems. Green Self Storage have linked up with WCCC to provide off-site storage space in the winter months in case of flooding at New Road.
Sponsor – Hartlebury Trading Estate
Hartlebury Trading Estate is a unique and popular location for a wide range of businesses, providing not only an extensive choice of property but also an unrivalled business park setting with excellent security, landscaped environment and good transport links. Hartlebury Trading Estate is able to meet the property demands and requirements of modern businesses, whether a sole trader or multi-national entity given the diverse range of commercial property on the park.
Sponsor – Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber Of Commerce
Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce is a dynamic member-led, not for profit organisation, working to support the local business community and specifically their 1,400-strong network of member businesses. The Chamber works to strengthen the position of its members and ensure that the interests of local businesses are heard. At the heart of their business is a desire to see member businesses flourish. Growth and prosperity are the key to sustainable communities and the Chamber’s comprehensive support provides added value for businesses regardless of size or stage of development. The Chamber is also a social enterprise that re-invests any surpluses in the development of support for our members, whilst its membership remains truly representative of the diverse community across Herefordshire and Worcestershire with over 50% of members employing less than 10 staff.
Partner – Cp Hire Ltd
CP Hire Ltd is a family run company offering a service which is a cut above the rest. Reliable equipment, friendly customer service and a personal approach are CP Hire’s key promises. 2018 saw CP Hire commit to a 5 year sponsorship deal with the Club including sponsorship of the WCCC ground staff and the new Blotter machine they have purchased to enable them to continue to produce fantastic playing surfaces at Blackfinch New Road.
Sponsor – The Car Refurb Centre
The Car Refurb Centre are a friendly independent, Insurance approved family run business situated in the centre of Worcester with over 30 years experience in the car body repair industry working for large groups and independent business alike. They have been established in the Butts for 8 years and pride themselves in their growing client base, including insurance approvals, local franchise dealerships and vehicle hire companies for whom they carry out high quality regular work; not to mention the growing reputation from private customers as to the quality of their work and customer service. They carry out all aspects of car body work repairs and refurbishments, smart repairs to larger dents, scratches and scuffs, vehicles returning from lease, insurance/ accident repairs and alloy wheel repairs.
Fresh Nous is a marketing journey and experience agency based in Worcester in the West Midlands. They draw on years of experience from across all marketing disciplines to deliver a range of services including marketing and digital strategy development, content creation and analytics. Fresh Nous work with clients to create brand and marketing strategies to run campaigns online and offline. Utilising data and analytics information as well as customer insights they develop marketing strategies to drive customer engagement and create quality interactions. Their work includes sales campaigns, brand launches, customer contact strategies and retention activity. Fresh Nous work with businesses (from start-ups to major corporates) across the country in a wide range of industries.
At Hussingtree Gin we create premium distilled gin, inspired by the array of wonderful produce grown in our home county of Worcestershire. Hand crafted in traditional alembic copper stills, each of our gins has its own unique character and is packed full of flavour. You can enjoy our gins at the bar.
Family owned and run, we’re committed to using fair trade and locally sourced produce whenever possible. And as members of various local and national associations, we’re active in promoting our home county and the independent producers that are flourishing within it.
Established in 1969, and situated in the Vale of Evesham, Pershore Produce is an independent wholesale company supplying wholesale markets on a national basis. A section of the company is dedicated to supplying catering requirements, having been nominated by a number of national catering companies, meaning they are able to select the best of the produce received daily for the section. Prices are based on a full case rate, with a separate price structure for part cases, which enables them to satisfy individual requirements. Prepared fruit & vegetables are available upon request as well as chilled chips in two different cut widths, with their telesales department able to ring at a pre-arranged time to collate any order, giving advice on availability or any seasonal variation of produce. Alternatively you can take advantage of their answerphone ordering service where orders placed at the end of your working day can be dispatched at the beginning of ours.
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Rapids go down to Derbyshire Falcons by 20 runs We go again at Durham on Thursday 🌊
29 to win off the last over 🤞
38 to win off last two overs Can we do it?
Cox caught by du Plooy off Critchley for 15 in the 17th over Rapids 133/6 requiring 49 more to win off 3.1 overs
Whiteley falls to Reece for 10. Rapids 114/5 A big ask from here
Six overs remaining, Rapids need 79 more to win! Cox and Whiteley in the middle
Critchley gets his third, Parnell caught by Madsen for 7 Rapids 98/4
Guptill gets bowled by Critchley for 45, Rapids 91/3 91 more required from 8 overs, Cox the new man in the middle #DERvWOR
Critchley gets Ferguson caught by Madsen for 37 Rapids 86/2 after 11 overs, #DERvWOR
Half way through our overs, Rapids 82/1 100 to win off 10 overs #DERvWOR
Nine overs gone, Rapids 71/1 111 more runs required from 11 overs! #DERvWOR
Six overs into the run chase, Rapids onto 45/1. Guptill and Ferguson at the crease... #DERvWOR
4 overs gone, Rapids 28/1. Guptill onto 19 #DERvWOR
Early strike for the Falcons as Wessels is run out by Hughes for 1 Rapids 13/1 after two overs
END OF INNINGS Derbyshire finish on 181/2 after their 20 overs Time for the batsmen!
WICKET @Patbrowny6 gets Godleman caught by Whiteley for 91 Derbyshire 168/2 with 5 balls remaining https://t.co/9UlD2pVjIk
Derbyshire 168/1 with the last over coming up!
18 overs gone, Derbyshire 155/1 #DERvWOR
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