Selco bowls over York cricket club

Builders merchant Selco Builders Warehouse is sponsoring the Osbaldwick Cricket Club, who play in the York & District Senior Cricket League. A cricket club in York is hoping to leave its rivals stumped after securing sponsorship from one of the UK’s leading builders merchants.

First team player, committee member and groundsman Sam Thompson said the sponsorship had made a huge difference to the club and allowed it to plan improvements to the ground.

“Running an amateur sports club is financially testing at the best of times and Covid-19 has only exaggerated that,” he said. “Sponsorships can provide a lifeline to clubs and we are extremely grateful for the backing of Selco.”

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The Osbaldwick first and second team shirts, the midweek team shirts and training kit all has Selco branding on the front. Although it has been a tough season with very limited cricket Thompson says, with the help of Selco, the club is looking very positively at the future and plans continue to progress both the club and its facilities.”

As well as three adult teams, Osbaldwick also has a growing junior section for young cricketers.

Aaron Matthews, branch manager for Selco York, said: “We are committed as an organisation to, where possible, supporting the communities in which we operate.

“Osbaldwick Cricket Club is near to the branch and sporting organisations such as this play a vital role in the local community, so we are delighted to be able to offer our support and wish them every success for the rest of this season and in 2021.”

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