Posts tagged: Ladies Cricket

Help shape the future of women’s cricket & claim £10 gift voucher

By , January 23, 2017 11:40 am

At Cricket Deal Direct (CDD) we’re passionate about women’s cricket, and with the support of England women’s captain, Heather Knight – and our other SM Ambassadors – we are spending the next few months finding out as much as we can about the women’s game in the UK, as well as the hopes and fears of current and potential players, with a view to publishing our findings and informing debate at all levels about the future of the game.

With input from Heather, as well as a steering group of top women’s cricket stakeholders, we designed and introduced The Heather Knight Collection of cricket kit three years ago. But there is much more to think about over and above the availability of specialist women’s equipment.

We would like to hear your views about the women’s game and invite you to click here to complete a short online questionnaire

To thank you for completing this questionnaire, you will receive a £10 Gift Voucher which you can redeem against any purchase of women’s cricket kit from CDD, and what you say will be added – anonymously – to the voices of other women who share our view that the women’s game will go from strength to strength in the years ahead.

Your email details will not be shared with anyone else, and will be securely stored subject to our internal security policies in line with Data Protection legislation.

Heather Knight, England Women's Captain at Lord's Cricket Ground (Getty Images for ECB)

Heather Knight, England Women’s Captain at Lord’s Cricket Ground (Getty Images for ECB)

 

SM Ambassador Heather Knight visits Spalding Town CC

By , September 2, 2016 2:47 pm
Heather Knight at Spalding Town CC

Heather Knight at Spalding Town CC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The committee and members of Spalding Town Cricket Club and Spalding Ladies rolled out the red carpet to welcome England Women’s captain, Heather Knight, last Sunday who joined in a coaching session with the ladies team as well as presenting the end of season awards to the juniors.

The weather may have been mixed, but the enthusiastic and warm welcome from everyone at the club was mirrored by Heather’s inspirational and down to earth approach throughout the day. As one member of the ladies team said afterwards, “It’s not every day that the England captain goes to Spalding and shares lots of practical tips as well as being so friendly and approachable.”

Heather is a fantastic ambassador for the women’s game as well as a great ambassador for the SM brand, and we are proud to be associated with her.

Click here for details of The Heather Knight Collection

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.

Interested?

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 .

www.cricketdealdirect.co.uk
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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

 

 

 

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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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.

2014 / 2015 SM Cricket Emerging Players Program – Lincolnshire Cricket

By , January 8, 2015 8:26 pm

This year SM Cricket and Cricket Deal Direct have sponsored the Lincolnshire Emerging Players Program.

Thirteen of Lincolnshire’s most promising young cricketers started their sessions towards the back end of 2014. The EPP is an ECB initiated program that encourages counties to put forward their most talented players for specialist one-to one coaching.

The chosen thirteen, which this year includes 5 girls, completed their first session at the University of Lincoln’s Human Performance Centre, where they underwent baseline fitness testing. Analysis of the players fitness levels included skinfold tests, a yo-yo test, sprint tests and video analysis using high speed cameras.

Ian Anderson, Managing Director of SM Cricket said we are very proud to be associated with Lincolnshire County Cricket and to sponsor this very important program. The full SM range of cricket gear can be seen at www.cricketdealdirect.co.uk

Lincolnshire County Cricket 2015 EPP sponsored by SM Cricket

Lincolnshire County Cricket 2015 EPP sponsored by SM Cricket

Sonali Patel Joins CDD Young Elite Players Program

By , December 17, 2014 1:03 pm

Cricket Deal Direct runs an Elite Players kit sponsorship junior whereby we support juniors with a  very special kit package. This programme is aimed at those talented young players (both boys and girls) that are already making their mark at the junior levels.

Sonali Patel (pictured with her SM Warrior T20) is the latest to benefit form this program. Sonali is playing for Harrow Town CC and has made progress into the Middlesex Under 13 girls team.  CDD wish Sonali all the best with her SM cricket equipment.

 

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