A Birmingham cricket club has enjoyed the perfect start to 2022 after winning £1,000 worth of building materials to enhance their ground.

Sheldon Marlborough Cricket Club claimed the prize from a competition run by Birmingham Bears in conjunction with leading UK builders merchant Selco Builders Warehouse and will use the prize to help construct a new electronic scoreboard.

The Club Together initiative saw cricket clubs from across the Midlands invited to take advantage of a special discounted ticket offer for Bears home matches at Edgbaston Stadium throughout the 2021 T20 Blast campaign.

The club which sold the most tickets over the summer won £1,000 worth of products from Selco – which has branches in Perry Barr, Solihull, Stirchley, Tyburn and Tyseley – and Sheldon Marlborough came out on top. Club Together will be back for 2022 and details will be confirmed soon.

Club spokesman Adrian Maguire said: “It’s fantastic that we won the prize and a major boost to the club.

“We have plans to install an electronic scoreboard at our ground for next season and this donation will enable us to provide the external structure.

Adrian Maguire, Sheldon Marlborough CC

“We are always aiming to improve on and off the field and this will help us towards achieving that.”

The first team of Sheldon Marlborough play in Warwickshire League Division Three while the club has three other senior teams and six junior boys and girls teams.

Carine Jessamine, marketing director of Selco Builders Warehouse, said: “We have been involved in the Club Together initiative with Warwickshire and Birmingham Bears for a number of years and it always produces worthy winners.

“Sheldon Marlborough is no different and we hope our prize will make a big difference to the club.”

Ben Seifas, commercial partnerships manager at Warwickshire CCC, said: “We’re very grateful to Selco for showing such strong support for the recreational game through Club Together.

“We want to make our Vitality Blast games an entertaining and rewarding experience for as many people as possible and having a programme that supports recreational cricket clubs is fantastic. We’re very grateful to all clubs that supported us in 2021, particularly the winners at Sheldon Marlborough.”

With hundreds of trade brands always in stock, Selco’s 72 branches are firmly focused on helping tradespeople complete their jobs as quickly and effectively as possible.

As well as offering trade services, Selco also has a strong digital presence including Click & Deliver, a Click & Collect services.

For more information about Club Together, please email t20@edgbaston.com.

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