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We’ve batted our way to Scotland

With the Cricket World Cup in full swing, we’re pleased to announce that we’ve launched a CricketForce scheme in Scotland. This is where Scottish cricket clubs will have the opportunity to gain £150 worth of funding to spend on improving their facilities.

Inspired by the success of a similar initiative in England, Jewson CricketForce Scotland was officially launched by Carlton Cricket Club and national team players Preston Mommsen and Ali Evans.

Jewson CricketForce Scotland provides clubs across the country with the opportunity to apply for a Jewson Privilege Account. This involves a club paying £50 into a Jewson account and Cricket Scotland adding a further £150, giving the club a total of £200 to spend. The money, which is to be spent in a Jewson branch, can be used to purchase much-needed building and decorating products to keep grounds and facilities in tip-top condition.

Tony Munro, Marketing Services Director at Jewson, said: “We’ve built a strong relationship with the ECB over the last few years, so we couldn’t be happier that CricketForce has been introduced for Scottish clubs – especially as it’s the year of The Ashes and cricket will be a big feature on the sporting calendar.”

Ian Sandbrook, Acting Head of Community Development at Cricket Scotland, commented: “Cricket is the fastest growing sport in Scotland and there’s a growing interest in the game, particularly with the national team about to compete in the Cricket World Cup in New Zealand and Australia. We have over 150 very active clubs playing in strong competitions throughout the country so it’s fantastic that we can partner with Jewson and launch CricketForce Scotland.”