Howzat! Port extends shirt deal with club

Susan Wear, from Port of Tyne, with Sir Ian Botham, chairman of Durham County Cricket Club.
Susan Wear, from Port of Tyne, with Sir Ian Botham, chairman of Durham County Cricket Club.
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Port of Tyne has extended its shirt sponsorship with Durham County Cricket Club.

It will continue as the club’s Royal London One-Day Cup shirt sponsor for the next three years, taking the partnership through to 2019.

The Port has become the recognisable face on Durham’s One-Day kit and will continue to help promote its business around the world.

Newly-appointed Durham CCC chairman Sir Ian Botham said: “Port of Tyne are a long-standing, valued sponsor of the club and their name has been synonymous with the on-field successes over recent years.

“They have shown outstanding commitment to the club over a number of years and the next three years gives us the chance to build on an already exceptional relationship.”

Susan Wear, director of corporate affairs at Port of Tyne, said: “It’s important we get behind the club as it takes on the challenges ahead to retain first class county cricket – and the national and international profile that brings – for the whole region.”

She added: “We’re also particularly proud to be working in partnership with Durham’s Foundation and to be supporting their work in local schools.”