RAINFORD Cricket Club have secured The Golden Lion Pub in Rainford as the new sponsor of their Junior Cricket section.

In a three year deal, the U9 team immediately benefits with a new set of sponsored shirts whilst additional financial support will be available to the club in 2022 and 2023.

Golden Lion owner Chris Nevin is delighted for his pub to support youth sport in the village.

He said: “We are a family pub and the cricket club is a family club, literally at the bottom of our garden. It is a perfect fit.

"We regularly see the amount of youngsters enjoying the game and we are pleased to support them."

John Williams, Rainford Cricket Club Chair said: “We are very grateful to Chris and the Golden Lion for their sponsorship and support.

"We have five junior teams from U9 to U18 and around 50 enthusiastic young Allstars ranging from ages 5 to 8.

"This will enable us to significantly upgrade our practice and playing equipment for them all to use.”