Posts tagged: Northants Cricket

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.

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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

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.





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

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.




Announcing partnership of the Northants Women’s County Cricket team and Cricket Deal Direct

By , September 17, 2014 9:22 pm

Cricket Deal Direct is pleased to announce the strategic partnership between the Northants Women’s County Cricket team, also known as the Northants Steel- Ettos

The partnership enables all players, colleagues and family  the opportunity to purchase SM branded cricket equipment and clothing at highly discounted rates. Additionally  both organisations will work closely together to help promote the SM brand in the women’s game and the cricket club will receive funding based on agreed spending levels.

Robert Mahony, Chairman of the Women’s cricket team welcomed the partnership as it will create a funding stream which will assist in the local development of Women’s cricket. Rob said “Cricket Deal Direct will be a great partner to work together with and promote the desire and intent to help grow Women’s cricket through the SM brand both locally and nationally

Ian Anderson, Managing Director of Cricket Deal Direct said  Cricket Deal Direct has been a strong supporter of the women’s game and this is another example of our continued activity. It is an area of growth, so much so that with our SM business partners we are developing a unique range of cricket equipment targeted at the Women’s game which will be launched in the Spring of 2015.

The Northants women’s team will be actively involved in this project. Through the Northants Women’s cricket team we are planning to meet many more women’s clubs over the Winter months and introduce the SM range of quality cricket equipment..”

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!






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!

New Year New Gear at Northants County Cricket Club Shop

By , January 23, 2014 3:27 pm

Northants County Cricket Club Shop now has an extensive stock of new items along with a good stock of replica kit. Including replica junior and adult size hoodies, polo shirts, fleeces and replica cricket shirts. There are also a number of new items so make sure to come down and check it out and get all your gear for the new season.


Northants County Cricket Club Shop Opening Hours January –March 31st

Saturday 10.00am – 4.00pm

Sunday 11.00am- 3.00pm



Muhammad Azhar Ullah the Northants County Cricket fast bowler signs sponsorship deal

By , September 2, 2013 10:04 am

Cricket Deal Direct now sponsor Muhammad Azhar Ullah

Pakistan-born, UK resident seamer Muhammad Azhar Ullah is now sponsored by SM and Cricket Deal Direct.

29-year-old Azhar Ullah has taken 190 first class wickets at an average of 26.5 from 53 matches, and 40 One day wickets at 27.7 from 27 white ball matches.

Azhar who is currently enjoying a hugely successful first season with the club has also just signed a new 2 year deal with NCCC as well as the sponsorship deal with Cricket Deal Direct. He commented “I am really happy  to be involved with Cricket Deal Direct and their main brand SM; my thanks to Ian Anderson of Cricket Deal Direct in his support of me I will wear the kit with pride”

Congratulations To Northants on Winning T20 Finals Day!

By , August 19, 2013 12:57 pm

Congratulations go out to all of the Northants Cricket Team after their amazing win on finals day. Northants started the day as the underdogs and this helped Northants play the sort of cricket they have been all year with two terrific performances first against the Essex Eagles in the Semi-final and then against Surrey in the final later in the day with Northants posting the highest ever score on finals day due to innings from David Willey, Cameron White and Captain Alex Wakely. David Willey later finished off the final with a hat-trick! Well done to the whole northants team and we are all so elated and this great success and hope that they can carry on their form in all three formats of the game!