King's Renews Partnership with Somerset County Cricket Club
We are delighted to announce that, along with King’s College, under our umbrella of King’s Schools, we will be continuing our long-standing relationship with Somerset County Cricket Club.
This renewal of the current agreement between the organisations will see the partnership take on a new and fresh direction which will be of greater benefit to both parties, whilst also maintaining the strong link between the Club and our schools.
Both King’s and Somerset County Cricket Club have a long tradition of sporting excellence on the field and have played a vital role in the development of young sportsmen and women in Somerset for over 100 years.
A designated Centre of Cricketing Excellence, King’s College has produced a number of Somerset players including Jos Buttler, Alex Barrow, Craig Meschede and James Regan. Current First XI players Eddie Byrom, Tom Banton and Nathan Gilchrist are also former pupils.
As part of the new partnership, King’s will be sponsoring James Hildreth, Eddie Byrom and Nathan Gilchrist in 2019.
Headmaster Justin Chippendale, said:
“We are thrilled to be continuing our strong relationship with SCCC and are keen to make even better use and create even closer ties surrounding the younger age groups. There is such a strong cricket tradition within our school and we are all looking forward to both girls and boys enjoying the season ahead.”
Somerset CCC Strategy Director, Sarah Trunks said:
“We have been working successfully with King’s for a number of years but we both felt that it was time to refresh our partnership. We both have an important role to play when it comes to young people in the region achieving their sporting dreams and we are delighted that we can now build on what has already been a very successful relationship.”
We look forward to seeing this relationship build and thrive throughout the 2019-2020 season and beyond.
Published on: Wednesday, March 27, 2019