WIMBORNE Cricket Club has announced a five-year sponsorship deal with a county-based law firm.
Players will continue to carry the Ellis Jones name on their kits through to 2028.
Ben Ratcliffe, the club’s vice-chairman, said: “This is superb news for everyone involved in the cricket club and shows the strength of support by Ellis Jones for grass roots cricket here in Dorset.
“The sponsorship deal first started in 2018 and the fact that this is continuing through to 2028 provides the club with long-term peace of mind over kit sponsorship.”
Nigel Smith, Ellis Jones’ managing partner, said: “With one of our six offices in Wimborne, sponsorship of the town’s cricket club made strong sense at a community level, especially as the club has made the sport accessible to as many people as possible across all ages.
“We have watched the club go from strength to strength and look forward to the name of Ellis Jones playing its own part in the club’s future over the next five cricket seasons.”
The club’s pitch is at Kings Road, a ‘six’ away from Wimborne Minister, and fields five senior teams, 13 junior teams, ladies and girls’ teams as well as an award-winning All-Stars and Dynamos programme for five- to 11-year-olds.
This year proved a successful season on the pitch, with Wimborne’s first team winning the Dorset Premier League and the U-15s reaching the semis of the national knock-out cup.
Ellis Jones sponsors a number of clubs and community groups, including Swanage Cricket Club and West Hants Club. It is also the legal advisor for Pure Golf Management.
Ellis Jones’ sports law department provides a wide range of legal services for amateur, semi-professional and professional sports men and women, teams, clubs, organisations and governing bodies.
As well as Wimborne, the firm, with 170 staff including 23 partners, has offices in Bournemouth, Poole, Ringwood, Swanage and London.