Warwickshire County Cricket Club is delighted to announce that Midlands-based Abacus Lighting is the latest company to support the county with sponsorship for the Club’s CB40 One Day Shirt.
Pictured: Darren Andrew, Sales Manager of Warwickshire County Cricket Club (left ) together with Paul Wilson UK Sports Director of Abacus Lighting (right) displaying the new logo on the Warwickshire CB40 One Day Shirt
As part of the sponsorship arrangements, Abacus Lighting’s logo appears on the non leading arm of the first team players shirts.
Abacus is responsible for installing the new floodlights at Edgbaston, as part of the ground’s £32 million redevelopment having manufactured and installed five bespoke cantilever masts which provide 320 Challenger 3 floodlights giving 2200 lux over the wicket and fully comply with English Cricket Board (ECB) guidelines.
The floodlights incorporate precision reflector systems to ensure tight beam control, reducing overspill and directing light into the cricket ground where it is needed, and away from the surrounding local residential area.
Edgbaston will stage its first floodlit cricket match against Leicestershire on July 15th, 2011.
Darren Andrew, Sales Manager for Warwickshire County Cricket Club, said: “Abacus already has an impressive track record in providing lighting to cricket both in the UK and abroad and have done a brilliant job of installing the new flood lighting at Edgbaston. They have been extremely supportive of all aspects of our new ground redevelopment and we are delighted to have them on board as part of our shirt sponsors.”
Paul Wilson, UK Sports Director at Abacus Lighting comments: “It is tremendous that our company has played a major role in the development of these world class facilities. Our partnership has already worked extremely well for both parties and, as a massive sports enthusiast and keen follower of cricket, I am delighted we are actively involved in supporting Warwickshire through this excellent sponsorship arrangement.”