Daventry-based catering equipment component supplier Die-Pat Divisions is supporting its local organisation, Barby Cricket Club.
In recognition of the work the club does with the young people in the area, Die-Pat has designed and produced the club’s handbook for the coming cricket season – a first for both the club and Die-Pat.
Barby Cricket Club runs a junior cricket practice scheme every summer, providing coaching and cricket-based fun for around 60 children and young people each week. Open to children from 5 years old right up to age 16, the initiative is said to be the most comprehensive of its kind in the area, and one which Die-Pat was keen to support.
Eddy Edwards, MD at Die-Pat Divisions commented: “Die-Pat Divisions is delighted to support Barby Cricket Club. The unparalleled success of the club in recent years is down to its commitment to its players and the way it nurtures talent from an early age and we wanted to do something to support the club to say thank you for the great work it does with the children and young people in the area.
“As one of the oldest family-run businesses in the area, we feel it’s important to do as much as we can to benefit the local community in which we all work and in which many of us live. We’re so pleased to have been able to support Barby Cricket Club with the design and production of their handbook and wish all the teams (big and small) the best of luck for the coming season.”
John Hardbattle, chairman of Barby Cricket Club, added: “Last year, Barby 1st X1 won promotion to the Warwickshire Premier League, a remarkable achievement for a small village club, and this year sees the addition of our first ever club professional, 22-year old Pieter Pretorius from South Africa. Die-Pat’s valuable support in producing the handbook has freed up our time and money to concentrate on the cricket club itself, paving the way for another successful summer of cricket!”