Applethwaite has teamed up with local Forton cricket team, Shireshead Ladies, in its maiden sports sponsorship deal.The partnership sees Applethwaite become the Shireshead Ladies Cricket Team’s principal sponsor.The house builder purchased the new kit, which adorns its official logo, on behalf of the village team, who won its inaugural match against Holme Ladies by 23 runs.

Colin Hetherington, Director of Applethwaite, said: “We are proud to sponsor Shireshead Ladies Cricket Team. Applethwaite are currently developing 24 detached homes in Forton, so we were keen to make a contribution to the local community’. Amy Creed, captain of the Shireshead Ladies Cricket Team, added: “A fantastic first game by Shireshead and Holme Ladies and thank you to the coaches Phil Oliver and Peter Wilson. Also, big thanks to Applethwaite for sponsoring us and we are proud to carry the name on our shirts.”

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