A North Devon business has confirmed its support to Braunton Cricket Club after securing a new sponsorship agreement.
Barnstaple Volkswagen, on Braunton Road, will provide the clubs latest signing, Australian cricketer, Stewart Rhodes, with a Volkswagen Golf for the 2011 season.
The 24-year-old overseas professional will return to the Devon cricket league next April, after making his debut appearance for the team in 2007.
Brand manager at Barnstaple Volkswagen, Andrew Smale said: “It is great to see Stewart’s return to the North Devon league. I’m sure it has given the team a great boost ahead of the upcoming season.
“As a local business we feel it is important to invest in the local community and support local teams and individuals.
“We are more than happy to sponsor Stewart and wish him and the team the very best of luck for the forthcoming 2011 season.”
Stewart’s signing to Braunton Cricket Club follows a year playing with New Zealand’s Wellington Firebirds, as he strengthens his international career.