Jersey Cricket are bowled over they've secured a new sponsor ahead of the World Cricket League Division 4 tournament in Los Angeles later this month.
Jersey Post are sending them off to train in Houston before the big competition which gets underway on 29 October.
Jersey Post Chief Executive Tim Brown said: “As an organisation that serves the local community on a daily basis, we are keen to offer support to Islanders in their quest for sporting achievement. Our sponsorship of Team Jersey for the forthcoming NatWest Island Games in Gotland, and now Jersey Cricket means that sporting success off island becomes a reality for these individuals. Moreover, it provides on-Island residents with a chance to get behind, and show support for our local sportsmen and women as they take their talent, and our island, overseas.”
The Jersey Cricket team will play five matches at the Los Angeles based tournament against Oman, Bermuda, USA, Denmark and Italy, plus a play-off to determine the overall placings. The top two teams are promoted to Division 3, the 3rd and 4th places teams remain in Division 4 while the 5th and 6th placed teams will be relegated to Division 5.
Jersey Cricket Board's Chief Executive Officer Chris Minty said: “We are obviously delighted with the support that Jersey Post has offered. Without the support, it was unlikely that we would have been able to attend the warm up games in Houston next week which we think will be crucial to our overall performance. We have been in Division 4 tournaments before, but suffered relegation so we are hoping that the warm up games will be the preparation needed to be able to perform to a higher standard.”
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