Woodworm reveals sponsored players

Ashes hero Matthew Hoggard heads the list of 10 players being supported by leading cricket brand Woodworm in 2009.

The 32-year-old Yorkshire and England bowler, once rated the 4th best test bowler in the world, will wear Woodworm clothing and use the company’s bats during the season.

Says Woodworm owner Simon Millington: “We’re delighted to be supporting Matthew, who is one of cricket’s most recognisable players thanks to his fantastic performances over the years for England and Yorkshire. Our stable of Woodworm-supported players includes seasoned professionals and some rising stars in the county game. It’s important for us to not only recognise well-known cricketers, but also to encourage those players who are the future of the game.”

Hoggard played 67 tests for England, scoring 473 runs and taking 248 wickets, and was awarded an MBE after England’s victorious 2005 Ashes series. He finished 27th in the 2008 county bowling averages, with 42 wickets at an average of 24.69

David Hemp, the former Glamorgan and Warwickshire batsman and current captain of Bermuda, is also being supported by Woodworm, alongside the following county players:

• Warwickshire – Ian Westwood, Tony Frost, James Anyon, Andy Miller, Ant Botha.
• Leicestershire – Nadeem Malik.
• Durham – Mitchell Claydon.
• Lancashire – Adrian Shankar.

Woodworm is owned by The Sports HQ, one of Europe’s leading online sports and leisure e-tailers, which completed the purchase of the iconic cricket bat and golf company last year. All Woodworm products can be bought online at at manufacturer direct prices.

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