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Derbyshire lands new main sponsor

Derbyshire County Cricket Club has secured a new principal partner, with aerospace and defence industry supply chain provider Pattonair agreeing a four-year deal.

As part of the agreement, Pattonair, which is headquartered in Derby, will also take naming rights to the club’s County Ground.

Derbyshire had been seeking a new main sponsor following the collapse of its previous partner, apprenticeships provider 3aaa, which went into administration last year.

In March 2014, 3aaa agreed a three-year stadium naming rights and shirt sponsorship partnership with Derbyshire, which was subsequently extended a year later until the end of 2020. Pattonair’s deal will run from 2019 to 2022.

Derbyshire said the agreement will help Pattonair to strengthen relationships, support the local community and create opportunities for talented new recruits to join the business.

Ryan Duckett, chief executive at Derbyshire County Cricket Club, added: “We have worked closely with Pattonair in recent years and it is fantastic that we have been able to extend our partnership further.

“Their backing will allow us to continue investing on the field as we aim to compete across all forms, while we further develop the Pattonair County Ground as a year-round venue at the heart of Derby and the wider region.”