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Cricket Deal Direct adds backing to women’s cricket in Scotland

By , March 30, 2016 8:17 pm
CDD working with Cricket Scotland

CDD working with Cricket Scotland

Cricket Deal Direct (CDD) and Cricket Scotland’s commitment to the women’s game continues with a specially negotiated package between the two organisations to bring quality cricket gear within the reach of cricketers at all levels.

Cricket Scotland has agreed to work with CDD which is a specialist importer of cricket equipment designed by women for women. As CDD Managing Director, Ian Anderson explains, “By cutting out the middleman, CDD is able to pass on the savings and supply top quality SM brand bats, gloves and pads at affordable prices, along with a full range or equipment for juniors and men, as well as coaching and ground equipment.

CDD shares Cricket Scotland’s passion for women’s cricket, and is delighted to be providing match balls for the women’s National League and Scottish Cup competitions as well as supporting the indoor tournaments.”

To take full advantage of the pricing package agreed between Cricket Scotland and CDD, all female cricketers should quote ‘Wildcats’ on any orders placed.

Kari Carswell of Cricket Scotland is excited about working with CDD and said “The SM equipment in particular is great and it’s exciting that CDD has a women’s range. There is nothing worse than having to use oversized gloves or pads! I’m pleased that CDD can be used as a one stop shop for not only our female cricketers and clubs but everyone. They have a great range of playing and coaching equipment, medals, trophies – you name it and they’ve probably got it”.

CDD has also this week announced an exclusive agreement with Australian based Albion Sports to distribute Albion teamwear throughout the UK, including clothing designed for women by women.

Scotland Women’s captain Abbi Aitken already uses SM equipment supplied by CDD and, along with men’s captain, Preston Mommsen, and internationlist Con de Lange, are SM Ambassadors.

Scotland captain Abbi Aitken and Wildcats players

Scotland captain Abbi Aitken and Wildcats players

Today’s the day to acknowledge inspiring women

By , March 8, 2016 5:17 pm
Scotland captain Abbi Aitken and Wildcats players

Scotland captain Abbi Aitken and Wildcats players

Today is International Women’s Day around the world when the achievements of inspiring women are acknowledged. As you know, women’s cricket is gaining in popularity among players and spectators alike, and Cricket Deal Direct is proud to include several players as #SMAmbassadors including England vice-captain Heather Knight, Scotland captain Abbi Aitken and rising England star Sophia Dunkley. To find out more about International Women’s Day you can #PledgeForParity on Twitter or go to @Womensday as well as check out this article on CNN

Commitment to cricket in Scotland

By , February 10, 2016 9:45 pm

preston ian con scotlandAs part of its’ continuing commitment to support cricket in Scotland, Cricket Deal Direct’s Managing Director, Ian Anderson, met in Edinburgh this week with Scotland captain Preston Mommsen and Scotland’s Con De Lange to discuss the players’ roles as SM Ambassadors.

As Ian explained, “Cricket in Scotland continues to grow in popularity among players and fans alike, and we are absolutely delighted to be working with Preston and Con, and look forward to seeing them continuing to contribute to the success of the Scotland team.

Scotland Women’s captain, Abbi Aitken, is also an SM Ambassador, and it is great to hear that role models such as Abbi are encouraging more girls to start playing cricket in Scotland as well.”

Picture shows Preston, Ian and Con in Edinburgh