New wicket covers for Thirsk Cricket Club

Date: Friday 18 March 2016


Thirsk Cricket Club in North Yorkshire has received a cash boost from us to help purchase a set of much-needed mobile wicket covers.

The club, which is based at Thirsk Racecourse, has received £500 from our North Yorkshire business unit, to upgrade its covers and protect its wickets from future bad weather.

Mark Cook, honorary treasurer at Thirsk Cricket Club, says: “Our primary focus at the club is to invest into our junior division as much as possible, which can be incredibly expensive.

“In addition to kit and the upkeep of the grounds, we have to regularly upgrade equipment, and thanks to the support of Taylor Wimpey we have been able to meet our target and purchase the wicket covers.”

Thirsk Cricket Club has three senior teams and three junior teams, and in excess of 150 members. The junior players range from five to 15 years old and train four nights a week.

Debbie Whittingham, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey North Yorkshire, says: “Thirsk Cricket Club is an organisation at the heart of the local community, so as soon as we heard they were in need of new wicket covers, we were keen to help out.

“The weather can be terrible in North Yorkshire so protecting expensive equipment is a primary focus for many organisations, and we’re glad to have been of assistance to the club.”

Mark concludes: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank Taylor Wimpey for this support on behalf of the whole club.”