By Neil Gouding (Cheshire C.C.C. Press Officer, 07813 859986)

CHESHIRE County Cricket Club are delighted to announce the support of two new major sponsors.

AB Nutrition Ltd and have joined forces to sponsor last season's Minor Counties champions for the next two years.

And the two new sponsors have been warmly welcomed by Cheshire CCC chairman John Pickup who said: "This is marvelous news for Cheshire. It is a constant battle for the County Club to meet it's ever-increasing costs of staging Minor Counties matches. The contribution from our two new sponsors will helps us enormously.

"Their help will enable us to develop the skills and performance of our most promising young players as Cheshire continue to strive to build for the future, and hopefully plenty more success."

AB Nutrition Managing Director Andy Newton, whose company is based in Nantwich, is a major supplier of High Energy Animal Feeds to the animal food industry throughout the UK.

Andy captains Nantwich in Cheshire's Premier League and has captained Cheshire's A team over the past four years.

He commented: "I have had great satisfaction playing with Cheshire A, helping to develop young players and to see some of them progress to play for Cheshire's first team.

"I am delighted to be able to continue putting something back into Cheshire cricket, I have always been a supporter of the county club."

Jeremy Casey, Managing Director of Hartford-based, already has links with Cheshire cricket. His company currently sponsors the Cheshire County Cricket League.

The Right Move Abroad company is at the forefront of the growing market for UK residents looking to buy property in the sunshine abroad, particularly in the increasingly popular countries around the Eastern Mediterranean, Italy, Turkey and Egypt.

When not travelling abroad with his business, Jeremy is a keen cricketer and has played for Cheshire's A team.

Looking forward to Premier League cricket with Chester Boughton Hall this season, Jeremy is delighted to be involved with Cheshire cricket, and sees the new sponsorship deal with Cheshire as an exciting venture.

"Cricket is a great sport which I've always enjoyed," he said. "It gives me so much pleasure supporting the finest amateur players in Cheshire in this way."