Sheldon Marlborough, a Birmingham cricket club, has entered the new year with £1,000 worth of building materials after winning a competition run by Birmingham Bears, in conjunction with Selco Builders Warehouse.
The Club Together initiative invited cricket clubs from across the Midlands to take advantage of a discounted ticket offer for Bears home matches throughout the 2021 T20 Blast campaign. The club which sold the most tickets over the summer won £1,000 worth of products from Selco, and Sheldon Marlborough came out on top.
Club spokesman, Adrian Maguire, said: “It’s fantastic that we won the prize and a major boost to the club.
“We have plans to install an electronic scoreboard at our ground for next season and this donation will enable us to provide the external structure.
“We are always aiming to improve on and off the field and this will help us towards achieving that.”
Carine Jessamine, marketing director of Selco Builders Warehouse, said: “We have been involved in the Club Together initiative with Warwickshire and Birmingham Bears for a number of years and it always produces worthy winners.
“Sheldon Marlborough is no different and we hope our prize will make a big difference to the club.”
Ben Seifas, commercial partnerships manager at Warwickshire CCC, added: “We’re very grateful to Selco for showing such strong support for the recreational game through Club Together.
“We want to make our Vitality Blast games an entertaining and rewarding experience for as many people as possible and having a programme that supports recreational cricket clubs is fantastic. We’re very grateful to all clubs that supported us in 2021, particularly the winners at Sheldon Marlborough.”