Immediate: June 25, 2018

Birmingham Cricket League premier division leaders Shrewsbury have signed a new sponsorship deal with award winning town business Salop Leisure.

The Emstrey-based company has been a long-term supporter of the club, which has consistently competed at the top of one of the strongest leagues in the country.

“The company is proud to be associated with Shrewsbury Cricket Club, which is one of the most successful sports clubs in Shropshire,” said Ed Glover, Salop Leisure’s marketing manager.

“We are pleased that the club continues to provide opportunities for talented young cricketers, many of whom have progressed to play first class county cricket for Worcestershire.”

Rob Foster, Shrewsbury’s first team captain, is pleased with the table-topping team’s early season form. “It’s a tough league with some good teams, but we hope to be challenging for top spot at the end of the season,” he said.

The loss of a few players from last year’s first team has provided an opportunity for young players, including 16-year-old left arm leg spinner Lewis Evans, to get promoted with great success.

Referring to the club’s new sponsorship deal with Salop Leisure, he added: “We appreciate greatly all the support we receive, particularly from a company as well respected as Salop Leisure. We are fortunate that the company’s chairman Tony Bywater has been so supportive over the years.”

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Salop Leisure’s marketing manager Ed Glover with Shrewsbury Cricket Club’s first team captain Rob Foster after agreeing the sponsorship deal.

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For more information, please contact Mr Tony Bywater, Salop Leisure’s chairman, on 01743 282400 or Duncan Foulkes, public relations adviser, on 01686 650818.