East Leeds: Builder is big hit with cricketers

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CRICKETERS in Allerton Bywater are feeling just champion after their club secured sponsorship from housebuilder Taylor Wimpey.

The firm has stumped up £500 to sponsor Allerton Bywater Cricket Club’s match balls for the season.

Taylor Wimpey’s backing means the club will now be able to channel more money towards other budget commitments.

The sponsorship is the third time that Taylor Wimpey has lent its support to Allerton Bywater, who have 35 players across two teams plus a Twenty20 side.

It comes ahead of the start of work this autumn on a local housing development called Kensington Park.

And today Allerton Bywater chairman Richard Lamb told of his delight at getting the company’s “generous” assistance.

He said: “Match balls are an unavoidable expense for the club each season, so it’s really important for us to reach out to local businesses in the area for support.

“We’re thrilled that Taylor Wimpey has offered a generous cash boost once again, meaning we can now look to focus on improving facilities at the club including pitch maintenance.” Taylor Wimpey Yorkshire sales and marketing director Anne Bagshaw said: “Here at Taylor Wimpey, we understand the importance that cricket clubs like Allerton Bywater have in the community, such as by promoting fitness and teamwork.

“We’re delighted to offer a helping hand to the club for a third year and hope our partnership will continue in the future. Good luck to all the teams this season.”

Kensington Park is scheduled to comprise a total of 76 new two, three and four bedroomed properties in terrace, semi-detached and detached styles.

For further information about the development, visit the www.taylorwimpey.co.uk website.