Posts tagged: English Willow Cricket Bats

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.

 

Disability County Cricket

By , March 2, 2015 10:07 am

Cricket Deal Direct is very pleased to announce that it will provide SM Cricket gear to Dorset county cricket player Rob Franks.

Rob is the captain of Dorset County Disability County Cricket Club and has also been capped by England twice.

Rob is an all rounder and usually bats at number 4 / 5. He also plays for Poole Town CC

Ian Anderson, Managing Director of Cricket Deal Direct said “This is great for us to provide Rob with kit. We are very close to the Northants Disability squad whom we often see in our shop on the County Ground at Northampton. Rob is our first sponsored player so we will watch his progress with particular interest this coming season.

Cricket Deal Direct www.cricketdealdirect.co.uk

Getting closer to our shores

By , February 25, 2015 2:11 pm

Throughout the winter months Cricket Deal Direct has been working hard with SM on a brand new range of women’s gear. The finished products have now left the factory and will soon be at the docks in Mumbai.

All very exciting for the Women’s game.

We will keep you all posted on progress.

Mithali Raj3Attached is an image of Mithali Raj, the Women’s captain of India using her SM bat www.cricketdealdirect.co.uk

 

 

 

Martin Lawrence Memorial Trust

By , February 19, 2015 5:37 pm

IMG_1612 (3)Last night at the Oxo Tower building on South Bank it was a very special occasion as Trish Lawrence, family members and friends launched a fund raising program for 3 projects close to Martin’s heart.

The Martin Lawrence Memorial Trust has been set up to support projects in Africa and the UK  to enable his many friends to get together at social and sporting events to have fun and raise funds. The evening was attended by about 160 family and friends.

The 3 projects chosen to support are:

1.   Send a Cow “Wolayita” project in Ethiopia – life changing work with poor rural families in 7 African countries

2.  Rutland Osprey Project – learning resources to follow the progress of the birds all round the world and

3. The Fred Trueman State Schools Cricket League – Instigated by the late Fred Trueman and Geoff Hastings to help state schools play competitive cricket in 2006. Today in 2015 there are now some 170 schools in 6 counties playing league cricket at U13 and U15 level. The £5,000 grant from the trust will fund kit for 13 new schools in the Scunthorpe area. Cricket Deal Direct has been associated with the Fred Trueman cricket League since 2012 and provide the SM cricket equipment for all new schools. We are proud to be associated with this latest venture www.cricketdealdirect.co.uk

We wish the trust every success over the coming months and years in their fund raising activities.

On match days Martin was a regular visitor to our Club Shop on the Northants County Cricket ground.

In the picture is Judith Chalmers, Ian Anderson Managing Director of Cricket Deal Direct and  Rajiv Nath, North London Regional Manager Cricket Deal Direct at the launch last night.

 

 

 

 

Look who came to see us last Friday in Market Deeping!

By , February 15, 2015 10:04 am

Great to see Andrew Hall at our SM warehouse last Friday.IMG_4938

Cricket Deal Direct announce new exclusive 3 year deal with SM Cricket Ltd

By , February 3, 2015 11:41 am

Cricket Deal Direct is excited to announce that they have just signed a new 3 year exclusive partnership arrangement with SM Cricket Ltd. The deal will give Cricket Deal Direct exclusivity over the SM brand in both the UK and Europe until 2018. This is wonderful news as the relationship has grown and developed significantly since Cricket Deal Direct first started working with SM back in 2012.

The SM brand is growing rapidly in the UK as a growing number of professional cricketers have experienced the quality of the SM products. Word is spreading and all eyes will be on Preston Mommsen, the Scotland captain who will be using his range of SM blades in the World Cup down under. We wish Preston every success.

Together with SM we will soon be launching our very own unique range of women’s cricket equipment next month, This is very exciting and the new range will soon be on its way to the UK. More details to follow on this significant development.

In recognition of the new deal with SM they have provided a few quotes which demonstrate the value to each other of this growing relationship.

Sanyam Mahajan one of the SM owners said ” Our Mission embodies SM and CDD’s determination to realize dreams in a close bond while coexisting in complete harmony. Based on this SM and CDD is pursuing innovation in order to become  value brand partners with a superior value proposition.

Sanyam also said ” You can’t play a symphony alone, it takes an orchestra to play it. SM Cricket / CDD – Play on!

In Anderson, Managing Director of Cricket Deal Direct commented ” this is wonderful news as the relationship gets stronger and stronger. With the SM brand awareness growing all the time 2015 is going to be a very interesting year.

We are continually looking for new Sales Associates in many parts of the UK to help grow the brand. If of interest please call Ian on 07711 681136

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Ian Harris joins Cricket Deal Direct as the new Territory Manager for the Thames Valley region

By , January 28, 2015 10:37 am

Ian Harris has just joined Cricket Deal Direct as the new territory Manager for the Thames Valley Region. Ian’s initial focus will be to introduce Cricket Deal Direct and the SM range of cricket gear to his many cricket club contacts in the region. Ian will be contacting the clubs over the coming months to introduce the company and in particular how we can help generate funds for the club with our fast growing “rebate scheme” . Cricket Deal Direct continues to add to the range of products it can offer and is delighted to announce the latest line of quality cricket presentation trophies.

Ian Anderson, Managing Director of Cricket Deal Direct said “We are really pleased to welcome Ian to the company and are confident that Ian will soon be bringing the “CDD” product range and the SM brand to a new territory for us. We know Ian through our relationship with the County Cricket Club at Northampton and are really pleased to be able to work with him.

Our increasing Sales team represents a growing support for our flagship brand SM and it’s impressive history going back some 90 years. We launched the brand in the UK some 3 years ago and the key factors in the increasing brand acceptance is not just the high quality but also the retail prices that we can offer. For more information on the SM product range please visit our web site at www.cricketdealdirect.co.uk

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. www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaJn3n3wmVU

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.

 

 

Lee Smith joins Cricket Deal Direct as Regional Manager for the Hunts and Cambridge area

By , January 13, 2015 3:21 pm

Cricket Deal Direct is pleased to announce that Lee Smith will be the Regional Manager for the Hunts and Cambridge area. Lee will look to introduce the SM range of products to as many local clubs as possible in parallel to his current cricket coaching activities in the region.

Ian Anderson, Managing Director of Cricket Deal Direct said “This is a great appointment for us as Lee is in daily contact with cricket people”. Being able to show cricketers the quality SM range is the best way to raise brand awareness and demonstrate both the quality and value of this fast growing brand.

Cricket Deal Direct will soon be launching a new unique women’s cricket equipment range – designed and manufactured by SM for women. More information on launch dates to follow.

North London Region expands rapidly for Cricket Deal Direct and SM cricket

By , January 9, 2015 6:17 am

Cricket Deal Direct is very pleased to announce the appointment of 2 new Sales associates in the North London region. Daniel Langan has joined the company alongside Anje Lague who will spearhead the development of the women’s program for Cricket Deal Direct and SM Cricket in this region.

Daniel will help develop local club relationships and introduce the fast growing SM brand to them. His own club Pinner CC has already joined up to the Club rebate scheme, and will enjoy the benefits of cricket gear and equipment at discounted prices. Cricket Deal Direct is a one stop Cricket Shop that can supply everything from a cricket ball to cricket club Insurance www.cricketdealdirect.co.uk

Anje plays cricket for Radlett CC in the North London Women’s league where she will be both introducing the SM brand and promoting the soon to be launched SM women’s cricket gear range.

Both Dan and Anje now form part of the Cricket Deal Direct North London sales team headed up by Rajiv Nath. For enquiries and more information about CDD and SM products please contact Raj on 07557 883270.

Follow us for more exciting developments in the Women’s cricket game.