The official partners of Derbyshire Women’s cricket are stainless steel specialists Briggs of Burton. They manufactured the landmark set of giant stumps which signified the bid for Derby to be a host city for the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2017.
As part of the bid, the Club launched its #WereBackingTheBid campaign and unveiled a giant set of cricket stumps at the gateway to the city on the Pentagon Roundabout. The 4.5 tonne giant stumps, which measure six meters in height, have been funded by over 60 local businesses who have thrown their support behind the project.
As part of the Club’s #WereBackingTheBid campaign, Derbyshire unveiled plans for the set of giant cricket stumps to be installed on the gateway to the city on the Pentagon Roundabout.
Mayor of the City of Derby, Councillor Paul Pegg, members of the Derby City Council cabinet and Lord Lieutenant Willie Tucker were on hand to officially unveil the landmark set of giant stumps on the Pentagon Roundabout in July 2015. The giant stumps, that measure six meters in height and weight over 1.8 tonnes, were manufactured by stainless steel specialists Briggs of Burton.
Over 60 local businesses have since thrown their support behind the project, each donating £500 towards the stumps and the Club’s bid. The logo of each business that has pledged their support has been placed on a large plaque that is situated to the side of the stumps and in the entrance to The 3aaa Pavilion.
The stumps are also a symbol of the growth in Women’s Cricket in Derbyshire as the Club not only aims to bring a prestigious sporting event to the city but also to generate and increase more interest in the sport.
Derbyshire Chief Executive, Simon Storey said: “We are very grateful to all local businesses who have come forward and pledged their support for our exciting World Cup bid.
“The giant stumps demonstrates our commitment – together with our partners – to the City of Derby as a great place to live, work, enjoy sport and as a great destination for visitors from across the world.”
Derby will host eight ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 fixtures next summer at The 3aaa County Ground, starting on June 26. 2017 Derbyshire Members will be able to purchase tickets at a special discounted price. More information to be confirmed in due course.