Howzat! Regional home builder stumps up cricket sponsorship cash

Linden Homes area sales manager Warren O'Callaghan tests his batting skills, watched by members of the club including junior chairman Graham Dalley (centre).
Linden Homes area sales manager Warren O'Callaghan tests his batting skills, watched by members of the club including junior chairman Graham Dalley (centre).

Budding Pietersens and Broads are being given a sporting chance to develop their passion for cricket thanks to a continued sponsorship deal from Linden Homes.

The Peterborough-based home builder has stumped up a sixth year of sponsorship for the youth section of Oundle Town Cricket Club.

Since 2006 hundreds of cricket shirts have been sponsored for the club, which was established in 1826.

Linden Homes’ area sales manager Warren O’Callaghan attended a recent training session to see the players in action.

He said: “We are delighted to be able to offer this continued sponsorship to Oundle Town Cricket Club - not only in support of the local community, but to encourage and recognise young sporting talent and potential stars of the future.

“The club currently sees around 150 five to nine year olds on a weekly basis for training, added to the 100 older children of 11-17 years of age who play in the seven junior league teams. The support from a relatively small town like Oundle is amazing.”

Club chairman Justin Jeffrey said: “The support for the club from local people, and our neighbours Oundle School is phenomenal. We are thrilled to have continued generous support from Linden Homes which will allow the club to carry on its great work.”