All eyes are on local cricket club

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Local optician Specsavers has been announced as the official new sponsor of Strathmore Cricket Club.

The business has agreed to provide new kit for the Under-12s team as part of its support.

Strathmore Cricket Club has been part of the local community for more than 150 years with its members winning more than 20 league titles.

The club fields two senior teams, which compete in the Strathmore Union, and it also boasts an active youth section with five teams, which compete in the S&PCU junior leagues.

Sponsorship from Specsavers has allowed the Under-12s team to purchase brand new coloured playing kit for their matches, as well as providing coaching kit for the volunteers who run the section.

Andy Sturrock, Strathmore Cricket Club coach, said: “Specsavers’ sponsorship has made our Under-12s the best dressed team in the region.

“The new kit helps to raise the players’ self-esteem and build a real sense of team identity.

“They are the only team locally that sport coloured kit for their matches, and the new attire has received a lot of positive feedback from parents and even our opponents. The team really feel like trend setters and thanks to Specsavers – they are.”

Andy added: “Over the years, many talented cricketers have honed their skills as part of our youth section. It is only by investing in our junior teams that we can guarantee the future of the club for decades to come.”

Blair Michie, store director at Specsavers in Forfar, said: “It is essential that young people get active and involved in group activities, and how better to do that than by joining a cricket club?

“Strathmore Cricket Club is a vibrant part of our community, and Specsavers is proud to support it.

“We wish them the best of luck in all of their upcoming fixtures.”