New partnership for Cricket Scotland and Surridge
Wed, Dec 8, 2010 12:32 PM
Cricket Scotland is pleased to announce that it has signed a new five-year agreement with Surridge to be the official kit partner to the governing body. The agreement will mean that the Burnley-based manufacturer will supply all casual, training and teamwear to Scotland sides from the Under-15s to the full national side, as well as Cricket Scotland’s development and technical staff throughout the country. Surridge will also produce and distribute the popular replica kit through outlets in Scotland.
The partnership will start on the 1 January 2011, with the new Saltire shirts being worn for the first time when the new season begins in April. Surridge initiated the Saltire shirt in 2003 and designed and manufactured the teamwear worn in the 2007 World Cup and World T20 events.
Charles Lord of Surridge commented: "I am delighted to agree a new five-year deal with Cricket Scotland. We previously enjoyed an excellent relationship from 2003-2008 and I am happy to say good relationships last a lifetime. At Surridge, we have a very clear plan to supply quality cricket teamwear and equipment throughout Scotland."
Roddy Smith, chief executive at Cricket Scotland, stated: "We are delighted to welcome Surridge back again as our official teamwear partner. They are market leaders in the competitive world of cricket teamwear and I am sure will produce some fantastic kit over the next five years. Our technical staff were hugely impressed by the quality of Surridge’s new performance teamwear, and we look forward to working with them to design the new Saltires kit ahead of the 2011 season."
The new shirt design will be launched in the new year.