Local firm Spenser Wilson & Co is the new sponsor of the Halifax Cricket League.
The Pellon Lane chartered accountants will back the league to the tune of £9,000 over three years.
Spenser Wilson takes over from Foster’s with an option to extend after the 2018 campaign.
The league will be renamed the ‘Spenser Wilson Halifax Cricket League.’
Richard Hemblys, the Halifax-born managing partner of Spenser Wilson, is closely associated with Old Crossleyans CC,
His company has previously sponsored the Halifax Junior Representative XI, the Sunday League knockout competition and improvements to the league website.
Hemblys said: “As the company approaches its centenary in 2019 the partners agreed that to become the league’s main sponsor would be a fitting way to celebrate that milestone and give something back to the community that it has been part of for almost 100 years.”
League Chairman Anthony Briggs, said: ’Sponsorship has become the lifeblood of many sports. There are ever-increasing running costs for a league, which have to be paid for by competing clubs.
“This sponsorship allows the league to keep those charges at a reasonable level.
“As a result clubs can continue to invest in their facilities and infrastructure whilst continuing to promote grass roots cricket across our communities.
“Spenser Wilson has already been innovative with its recent support of the league website and we are extremely grateful for its extended involvement as the league’s main sponsor.”