Long Sutton CC are the Nando’s Team of the Month
We are delighted to announce that Long Sutton Cricket Club 1st team have been named as the first Nando’s Team of Month which is a competition being run in partnership between Somerset Cricket Cricket Club and Somerset Cricket Board.
The team remained undefeated in May and accumulated 174 points, averaging 120 run victories across their first five games. They also top Division 3 of the Somerset Cricket League. In being named team of the month they have beaten off competition from Taunton 2nds, Bedminster 1sts, North Curry, Backwell Flax Bourton and Chillcompton Sports; to name just some of the teams who have gone unbeaten in May.
Chris Vigar of Long Sutton Cricket Club was delighted to hear the news saying, “As both club Chairman and regular 1st XI batsman I am thrilled that the team has been named Nando’s team of the month. It has certainly been a ‘team’ effort with a relatively consistent 11 players putting in great performances over the past five weeks”.
Long Sutton’s prize will see their 1st team eat for free at Nando’s, Taunton who are kindly sponsoring the Team of the Month award.
Chris continued: ‘I’m a firm believer that it is a club that makes a team and it is fantastic to have the Second XI also having gone through the month undefeated. This strength in depth is only backed up by our ever expanding youth section and strong performances from all of our age-group sides. Since winning the Somerset Cricket Board Minor Knock Out Cup last September we have not looked back and following some challenging seasons, it is great to be involved in such a vibrant club that is most definitely on the up.’
Rich Powell from Nando’s said “We are delighted to be supporting cricket in the community by offering a prize to the team of the month. Hopefully the winning team will be able to have a good night out celebrating their success as a team”
SCB Cricket Development Manager Andy Fairbairn said: “After the success of the Player of the Month award which was introduced last summer, this is a fantastic way to reward teams for their on-field success. Thanks must go to Nando’s for their sponsorship of the award and to Somerset County Cricket Club for enabling this to happen”