The National Counties Championship will benefit from the generous sponsorship of Durant Cricket for the next two seasons.
The three-day competition, which is contested by 20 counties from the length and breadth of England and Wales will now be known as the Durant Cricket National Counties Championship in the 2023 and 2024 seasons.
It will be the first time that the competition, which was first played in 1895 and formerly known as the Minor Counties Championship, has had a title sponsor.
“Durant Cricket are a very well-established brand within in the UK and we are delighted to have partnered with them for the next two years,” said Richard Logan, NCCA’s Operations Director.
“We look forward to working together to enhance what both businesses can offer the National Counties, their host clubs and our competitions.”
Matches in the Durant Cricket National Counties Championship are staged at club grounds in the host counties. It is a link with the grassroots game that appeals to Cristian Durant, Managing Director of Durant Cricket, who played in the competition for Cambridgeshire as a wicketkeeper between 1996 and 2001.
“Durant Cricket are looking forward to supporting the NCCA and the clubs involved in hosting the games in what is a very interesting time for the National Counties,” he said.
“Our wide product range and links with grassroots cricket allows us to service clubs up and down the country and our association with the NCCA will enhance our profile across the 20 National Counties.”
Durant Cricket are based in Empingham in Rutland and provide an extensive range of products and services for clubs and schools at all levels.
Durant Cricket’s products include indoor and outdoor netting systems and surfaces, artificial pitches, pitch covers, sightscreens, mobile practice cages, electronic and manual scoreboards, boundary ropes, fences, clocks and bowling machines.
For the full range of Durant Cricket products and services visit: www.durantcricket.co.uk
Durant Cricket have recently completed a 3 bay practise area for Smethwick CC that will make a big difference to both their Junior and Senior teams.
Mohammed Zubair Secretary of Smethwick CC said ‘’ the new install will help us incredibly to raise the profile of cricket in what is an inner urban area but perhaps more importantly to recruit and retain the young cricketers that we have at the club and support our women’s section. In 2022 we had the privilege of being double trophy winners in the ECB Birmingham and District Premier League but without the required infrastructure to practice and improve. The installation by Durant Cricket has been done in quick time and we are looking forward now to the rest of the Summer. ‘’
Richard Cox of Blind Summit Sports ‘’ my role in the process has been to secure the funding for Smethwick CC and ensure that Durant Cricket install the nets to the necessary specification of the club. Although the process has taken us over 2 years to come to fruition due to having to supply various documentation it's great to see it now completed and finished. Throughout it all and in many other projects that I have worked on with Cristian and the team they are always willing to work ‘with you’ to find solutions to the project aims. This was no exception. We can now look forward to a prolonged period of cricket development for the club and perhaps the hosting of more major NCCA matches.’’
Good news! Durant Cricket are offering a couple of exclusive deals to club hosts and subscribers of the NCCA!
When purchasing a set of Durant cricket covers, customers will be entitled to a FREE MANUAL SCOREBOARD!
However which way you wish to use it, whether to be used by the county, the junior section, or as a gift/donation, manual scoreboards are still very much valued and timeless assets. Not only do they evoke a sense of nostalgia and tradition but also provide a valuable educational tool for aspiring scorers and players seeking a deeper understanding of the game. Their straightforward design and operation make them easy to use for a wide range of individuals, fostering community involvement as opposition players or supporters can actively participate in updating scores. Additionally, the lack of dependence on power ensures functionality in areas with limited electrical access, making manual scoreboards a versatile choice for various cricketing environments. As a reliable backup option, they ensure that the game can continue seamlessly in the face of technical failures or disruptions, further solidifying their significance in the sport.
If you wish to claim your FREE MANUAL SCOREBOARD with a set of Durant Cricket’s Mobile Covers, sold in sets of 3 as standard, then read the following instructions:
Upon adding Durant Cricket’s mobile covers to your basket and clicking ‘Add to Quote’, if you wish to claim either of:
Then please proceed by then clicking ‘View Quote’. This will then lead to quotation form. When filling out the quotation form please specify in the ‘Comments/Further Details’ box which of the above manual scoreboards you wish to receive which your order. Then with this knowledge, along with your other details provided, we will do the rest and get back to you as soon as possible.
Delivery and installation is included in the price!
Durant Cricket are also offering a free upgrade on batting cages! Durant Cricket sell both 7.12 metre and 10.62 metre batting cages, these are sold with 2mm netting applied as standard or customers also have the option to opt for a more expensive, premium 3mm netting, a more durable, thicker alternative.
Luckily for you! Durant Cricket are offering a FREE UPGRADE for NCCA club hosts and subscribers, from a 2MM NET TO A 3MM robust net.
A cricket mobile batting cage stands out as a versatile and indispensable training tool, placing a strong emphasis on its portability which ensures that players can effortlessly transport the cage to different locations, adapting their training environment as needed. This flexibility allows for solo practice sessions, enabling players to refine their batting techniques independently. Simultaneously, the cage caters to team training, providing a structured and enclosed space for multiple players to maximize their practice time. The adjustable design allows customisation to various skill levels, contributing to continuous skill development in a controlled setting. With an upgraded 3mm net, the cages overall durability will be significantly higher. 3mm nets are more resistant to the sports general wear and tear, making the product an increasingly more worthwhile investment.
If you wish to claim your FREE 3MM NET UPGRADE when purchasing a Pro Mobile Cricket Cage, then read the following instructions:
Add the desired ‘Pro Mobile Cricket Cage’ (either 7.12m or 10.62m) to your quote via our website. By selecting either of the cages with the 2mm netting options you will save significant value. Next, select ‘View Quote’, then proceed to fill out the quotation form. To inform us that you wish to have a FREE UPGRADE to a 3mm net, simply just type “UPGRADE” in the ‘Comments/Further Details” box found at the bottom of the form, then submit your order. With this knowledge, along with your other details provided, we will do the rest and get back to you as soon as possible.
£175 + vat for delivery and installation of mobile batting cages!