Yorkshire Times
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4:55 PM 26th February 2024

Cricket Club Hit Heights On And Off The Field

(L-R) Selco Branch Manager Aaron Matthews, Sam Thompson, Alex Hay and James Hattee.
(L-R) Selco Branch Manager Aaron Matthews, Sam Thompson, Alex Hay and James Hattee.
On-song Osbaldwick Cricket Club has enjoyed the perfect build-up to the 2024 season by landing a sponsorship extension with one of the UK’s builders merchants.

Selco Builders Warehouse has sponsored the Yorkshire Premier League North club since 2020 and has now committed its support for a further two years.

Osbaldwick won the Division Two Galtres title last season to secure promotion, while the club’s second team were also crowned league champions.

The club also has a midweek adult team and a thriving junior section as it continues to grow in numbers.

Sam Thompson, committee member and first team player, said:
“To have a nationally renowned sponsor such as Selco on board is a huge coup for the club and we are delighted that will be the case for two more years.

“Selco have been fantastic supporters of ours and we have an excellent relationship with the local branch in York.

“The support Selco provides makes a huge difference to the running of the club, which has become increasingly difficult over the last few years, and we are hugely grateful for the backing.

“We’ve had an incredible year on the pitch with both senior teams winning league titles and to have Selco commit their support sponsorship wise is the icing on the cake.”

As part of the agreement, Selco – which has its York branch near to the cricket club on Osbaldwick Link Road – has its branding around the pitch and features as front of shirt sponsor for all senior teams.

Aaron Matthews, branch manager of Selco York, said:
“Osbaldwick Cricket Club is a big part of the local community and we are delighted to play a small part in ensuring the club continues to thrive.

“There was fantastic success at the club last season and we look forward to seeing all adult and junior teams continue to shine in 2024.”

With hundreds of trade brands always in stock, Selco’s 75 UK branches are firmly focused on helping tradespeople complete their jobs as quickly and effectively as possible.

As well as offering trade services, Selco also has a strong digital presence including Click & Deliver and Click & Collect services and a new app - as well as a ‘Dial & Deliver’ telephone service - to make life as convenient as possible for tradespeople.