Derbyshire County Cricket Club has signed a two-year deal with sportswear brand Samurai to be the official kit supplier from the 2014 season.
The new partnership see’s Samurai Sportswear supply all Derbyshire playing and training kits, as well as Cricket Derbyshire Academy in partnership with the University of Derby and Derbyshire Cricket Board age groups.
The designs for the three new kits will be released in the run up to the start of the new season, with replica kits and leisurewear products available to purchase from the Club Shop and online at derbyshireccc.com.
Commenting on the new partnership Mike Humble, Samurai Sales Director, said: “To be given the opportunity to expand our professional cricket portfolio with Derbyshire is fantastic and we are excited to welcome Derbyshire County Cricket Club to the Samurai family.
“We also look forward to engaging with the recreational clubs in Derbyshire and explaining how they benefit from this new and exciting partnership.
“Players and spectators alike can look forward to a bespoke range of apparel which reflects the quality we have become famous for - allowing us to fully embody the Proud to be Derbyshire motto.
“In addition to the partnership with Derbyshire we are putting a programme in place to enable club sides across the County to benefit from the same premium quality teamwear that the first-class players will enjoy.”
Derbyshire Chief Executive Simon Storey said: “We are delighted to have Samurai as our new official kit supplier.
“We needed team clothing matching our new elite performance culture and - following a full professional review of the options - we selected Samurai. They offer great quality products and their aspirations for elite performance matched ours.
“They have experience supplying first-class cricket team wear so they know exactly what we need and they come with a reputation for producing top quality sports clothing for a variety of other professional sports clubs, here in England and across the world.
"We have worked closely with Samurai to develop the 2014 designs and are looking forward to launching the new kit in time for the new season.”
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