The Wildey Sports & Cultural Club will be the new boys in the Barbados Cricket Association’s (BCA) 2015 Elite Division, which bowls off next month, and will also be sporting new outfits and a new sponsor.
This season, the club which is based at the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic grounds, will be known as the Massy United Insurance Wildey Sports Club following the sponsorship of their three teams in domestic cricket competitions for the next three years.
“We may be new to the Elite Division but we are looking to challenge for the Cup . We have some exciting young players, including West Indies all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite, and we are a stronger unit,” said club President, Mark Estwick.
Estwick further said the club was very appreciative of the sponsorship support from Massy United Insurance and their teams in the Intermediate, Masters and Elite divisions will all be outfitted in the new orange and blue colours. “ We have established a great relationship with our sponsors and we will do our utmost to make them proud,” he added.
The sponsorship package was formally handed over this week to the Wildey Club by Sharron Alleyne-Elcock, the Barbados Business Manager for Massy United Insurance, and Trudy Bellamy, the Marketing Coordinator.
Alleyne-Elcock said they were proud to support the Club which has a track record of excellence and encourages young citizens to focus their talents in positive endeavours.
“We also have an outstanding track record of supporting a wide range of sports and sporting personalities in Barbados and the wider Caribbean . We see our support of the Wildey Sports Club as a good fit with our corporate social responsibilities and it also provides further evidence of our commitment to assisting in the development of our young citizens,” she said.
Players of the Wildey Sports Club will don their new colours on Saturday May 16, when they oppose Ince Transport MTW in their first match of the T20 competition, and will oppose Wanderers the next day at Dayrells Road.
Last season the Wildey Sports Club won seven of nine matches in Division 1 to emerge champions. They gained promotion to the Elite Division at the expense of LIME who were demoted at the end of the season.