Telecoms specialist company NGC Networks has signed a year-long sponsorship deal with Yorkshire County Cricket Club.
The Wakefield-based business is sponsoring the club’s 150th anniversary Hawke blazers which the first team will wear at a celebratory dinner on October 3 at Elland Road.
NGC Networks’ sponsorship was confirmed on the opening day of the club’s last home match against Middlesex.
NGC directors Dean Harrop and Nikki Guest were at Headingley to meet club captain Andrew Gale and hand him one of the 20 special blazers.
The match scoreboard also acknowledged the deal with the cricket club thanking NGC Networks for its sponsorship of the blazers.
“Yorkshire County Cricket Club is in our view the world’s greatest cricket club and NGC is delighted to contribute our sponsorship in its 150th anniversary year.”
Andrew Gale said:
“On behalf of my fellow players and the Club, I would like to thank NGC Networks for its sponsorship of the 150th anniversary blazers.
“They are an exact replica of the blazer worn by Lord Hawke, who captained the Club with distinction from 1883 to 1910.
“Tradition is hugely important and at Yorkshire we take great pride in our illustrious heritage.
“It is an honour to play cricket for Yorkshire and to continue the great traditions of the past is vital in our future success.”