Shoosmiths marks 170th anniversary with Northants Cricket partnership

Shoosmiths marks 170th anniversary with Northants Cricket partnership

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Author: Kara Shadbolt

National law firm Shoosmiths is pleased to announce its continued sponsorship of Northamptonshire County Cricket Club as the law firm celebrates 170 years since its establishment in the town.

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Shoosmiths partner David Parton takes to the field

The firm, which started as a small business in 1845, has now grown to become a leading national law firm, with 10 offices across the UK.

Partners for the Shoosmiths' offices in Northampton and Milton Keynes - David Parton and Steve Wiltshire - and Shoosmiths' Senior Associate, Simon Fennell, who co-ordinates the partnership, have been keen to continue to support one of the region's major sporting brands, to mark the anniversary and to show long-term support from the business community.

Shoosmiths partner, David Parton, said: 'This is a fantastic opportunity to mark our 170th anniversary and a great way to continue to raise our profile in the surrounding offices of Northampton and Milton Keynes. We sponsored the club last year ad were very keen to maintain that support this season'.

'We are thrilled to have the opportunity to sponsor the Northants Steelbacks v Lancashire Lightening game on 19 June and to also host our charity cricket competition at the ground this year, following successful events at Milton Keynes' Campbell Park over the last two years.'

Northamptonshire County Cricket Club Chairman, Gavin Warren, said: 'I am delighted that Shoosmiths is continuing its sponsorship with Northants Cricket, particularly in their 170th anniversary year.

'We wanted to continue our partnership with Shoosmiths because both brands share a strong history and heritage in the town, and region as a whole. It's great to see support from local business for our club and our players and we're sure this continuing partnership will benefit all involved.'

As well as sponsoring the club for the whole of the cricket season, a friendly charity cricket competition between clients and contacts of Shoosmiths in support of Macmillan Cancer Support is also scheduled to take place at the County Ground in July.

Tickets for the Steelbacks home game on 19 June are available on the Northants Cricket website or for more information, call 01604 514455.