Neston Cricket Club, one of the North’s oldest and most successful amateur sports clubs has signed a sponsorship deal with leading business advisory group Dow Schofield Watts.

The club, which was founded in 1881, has over 1,200 active members and offers cricket, hockey, squash and tennis, as well as bridge, boules, bowls and a thriving golf society.

The club offers top quality facilities including two county standard cricket grounds, 12 tennis courts, three squash courts and a floodlit hockey astro pitch. Its teams compete at the highest levels of local amateur leagues such as the Cheshire County Cricket Premier League and the North Hockey League, and it is renowned for hosting major social events including the annual Marquee week which attracts businesses and guests from throughout the North West.

The club has an exceptionally strong junior section and provides extensive coaching and development across all sports sections.

James Dow, co-founder of Dow Schofield Watts, said: “For well over a century, Neston Cricket Club has played an important role in raising the standards in amateur sport and encouraging participation. Today the club is more popular than ever, and is at the hub of a thriving community which brings together people from all walks of life. We are delighted to be supporting the club in its ongoing work and believe this new partnership will be beneficial for both parties.”

Tony Bush, the club’s President, said: “We are delighted to welcome Dow Schofield Watts as our new sponsor. Both organisations have strong brands and reputations and there is a great cultural fit in terms of forward thinking, quality and success.”