Posts tagged: cricket bat

How to make your hobby pay for itself

By , February 6, 2016 12:08 pm

If you’re passionate about cricket, and want to play as much as possible, there may be times when you look at the overall cost of your hobby and wish there was a way of making some extra money to cover it. Now there is.

All you need is enthusiasm for cricket and the ability to talk to other members in your club, and you can become a Club Champion for Cricket Deal Direct to promote their great brand of SM bats and cricket gear. SM is a fast growing range of cricket equipment, which Cricket Deal Direct imports directly from the manufacturer to cut out the middle man to offer high quality products at discount prices.

As well as all the cricket gear you would expect to find, Cricket Deal Direct also has an impressive range of women’s kit designed by women for women called The Heather Knight Collection, with the full support of England Vice Captain, Heather Knight.

There’s also superb products for coaches and juniors, as well as great value outdoor cricket equipment.


It won’t take up much of your time, and the only up-front cost is a small outlay towards the cost of a sample kit for you to use, which you will easily recoup with your first order. Everything you then earn throughout the year will be yours to keep, which you can use to pay for your hobby.

To find out more about becoming a Club Champion for your club, call Ian Anderson, the Managing Director of Cricket Deal Direct for an informal chat on 01778 345618 or 07711 681136 .

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Rob Franks selected for England Disability squad

By , March 20, 2015 9:43 am

Great news as Rob Franks, captain of the Dorset Disability team has just heard he has been selected for the England Disability squad. Rob who has recently been sponsored by Cricket Deal Direct / SM Cricket will be playing at Old Trafford  on the 26th April in a T20 Tri Nations Tournament.

Many congratulations Rob and good luck to you and the England team.


SM Ambassador Catherine Dalton loves the Players Pride English Willow bat

By , January 15, 2015 7:18 pm

Catherine Dalton has been sponsored by SM since 2012, and has consistently used the SM Players Pride English Willow bat. She regularly turns out for Halstead CC men’s 1st XI in Essex, together with Finchley Gunns women’s cricket and Middlesex County women’s team.

See the attached link of Catherine putting her SM Players Pride through the paces at her training camp in Bangalore, India.

Cricket Deal Direct who supply Catherine with her SM gear will soon be launching a unique range of women’s cricket gear based on feedback by women cricketers on what features they wanted to see in a dedicated range of kit. During the winter months Cricket Deal Direct has been working hard with their business partner SM who will manufacture the kit. We will announce key launch dates for the range in the coming weeks.

Ian Anderson, Managing Director of Cricket Deal Direct said: As an SM Ambassador Catherine will be directly involved in the UK launch. In the past few years Catherine has had great success using the SM kit range and we are looking forward to that strong relationship continuing.



New 2015 SM Stock now in

By , January 3, 2015 12:27 pm

We have just taken delivery of new SM top end premium English Willow bats. These are some of the profiles:

King of Kings top of the SM range Grade 1 premium English Willow 12-15 straight grains short handle 2 lbs 9 oz- 2 lbs 10 oz. A bargain at £365.00

SM Swagger – we have many professionals using this bat. Short handle – incredible pick up and balance.9-12 straight grains. 2 lbs 8 oz – 2 lbs 10 oz. Retails @ £265.00

SM US 100 Plus – Thick edges, superb balance. 8 – 10 straight grains. 2 lbs 9 oz – 2 lbs 10 oz. Special edition. Retails @ £225.00

SM Players Pride – one of our best sellers @ £195.00 8-12 straight grains.

Join the fast growing band of SM supporters by trying one of these incredible value and high quality bats.

Either buy on line or visit us at the Northants County Cricket Club shop or at our unit in Market Deeping, near Peterborough.


Cricket Deal Direct forges link with Ferguslie CC West Scotland

By , December 23, 2014 9:02 am

This week sees another exciting milestone for Cricket “One Stop Shop” Cricket Deal Direct. Having visited Ferguslie CC based in Paisley, West Scotland early December the Club Management have now formally approved the partnership. The agreement was signed this week for a minimum 2 year period. The Club will now work closely with Cricket Deal Direct to help increase SM brand awareness throughout Scotland supported by Con de Lange, South Africa and more recently Northants CCC, who is now running his own Coaching Academy in Scotland. This also further strengthen’s the ties with Con who has past experience of using the SM gear. Con is using the SM Swagger and SM Players Pride.

The roll out in Scotland of the SM brand will accelerate in the New Year with further introductions to other leading clubs in Scotland.

Ian Anderson, Managing Director of Cricket Deal Direct commented: We are very pleased to have confirmed the agreement with Ferguslie CC as this is something we have been planning to do for some time now. We are very much looking forward to growing the relationship with this ambitious club. The SM links have always existed in Scotland as Preston Mommsen, the Scotland captain is a strong SM supporter and was using SM kit in his successful World Cup qualifying innings earlier this year.




New partnership with Pure Cricket

By , December 22, 2014 5:42 pm

It is with great pleasure that we can announce a new business partnership with Pure Cricket. We have signed an agreement for a minimum of 2 years for Pure Cricket to promote and sell the exciting range of SM Cricket gear. This is further confirmation of the popularity of this fast growing quality brand. Pure Cricket, who also run their cricket Academy in Reading is run and owned by Khalid (Bobby) Malik. After the agreement was signed Bobby confirmed that they are excited to be working with Cricket Deal Direct and the fast growing SM range of cricket gear.



Cath Dalton batting with SM in Style

By , August 19, 2014 12:14 pm


Cath Dalton, one of SM’s sponsors from Cricket Deal Direct is showing us all how it’s done.

Dalton is looking great on the field with her SM bat and playing her part in the Cricket Revolution of SM bats. Dalton scored a sensational 53 runs on Tuesday in a T20 for Middlesex against Sussex.

To be like Dalton and become part of the revolution check out the range of SM bats at Cricket Deal Direct 




Great deals in the Northants County Cricket shop tonight at the T20 blast

By , July 11, 2014 2:00 pm

At tonight’s T20 Blast v Derbyshire Falcons Cricket Deal Direct will be offering some great deals.

Just for tonight you can purchase:

1. Any SM Cricket kit bag with a 30% discount on the normal web price

2. Any SM Cricket batting gloves with a 30% discount on the normal web price.

3. Buy any SM English Willow bat with a value of at least £120 and get a free SM Kashmir Willow bat up to a value of £50.

4. Any NCCC replica junior shirts 10% off normal retail price.

It’s going to be a great night, and the weather forecast looks OK (so far) so grab yourself a bargain as well in our County cricket shop.

Play on!






SM family continuing to grow with great success

By , July 11, 2014 10:10 am

Last week our Professionals hit the news with some great scores using SM bats – this week it’s the turn of 2 of our younger rising stars. India Whitty playing for Finchley Gunns scored 102 not out, her maiden century. India is scheduled to attend England training at Loughborough University very soon with another of our SM players Sophia Dunkley – both currently using the SM Players Pride bat.

Then along comes Luke! – Luke Chapman, from Knebworth CC had an amazing weekend, again with his SM Players Pride. Luke scored 41 not out for the 1st XI on Saturday then on Sunday carried his bat scoring 114 not out – another maiden century. Luke also made his debut for the CCC Under 25′s this week and took a wicket with his first ball – congratulations Luke.

More updates this weekend!

Play on!

Ian Anderson, Cricket Deal Direct / SM Cricket / Play on!


New Cricket equipment offers with Cricket Deal Direct

By , June 5, 2014 11:39 am

June sees the launch of two new offers on the Cricket Deal Direct website. There is 10% of all SM cricket bats both English and Kashmir willow and secondly FREE glove inners with all SM cricket gloves. Check them out online and grab your self a bargain today!