A REGIONAL law firm is sponsoring a cricket club in Dorset for another five years. 

Wimborne Cricket Club will continue to wear the name of the law firm – Ellis Jones – on its kits next season and through to 2028.

Ben Ratcliffe, the club’s vice-chairman, said: “This is superb news for everyone involved in the cricket club and shows the strength of support by Ellis Jones for grass roots cricket here in Dorset.

“The sponsorship deal first started in 2018 and the fact that this is continuing through to 2028 provides the club with long-term peace of mind over kit sponsorship.”

Nigel Smith, Ellis Jones’ managing partner,  said: “With one of our six offices in Wimborne, sponsorship of the town’s cricket club made strong sense at a community level, especially as the club has made the sport accessible to as many people as possible across all ages.

“We have watched the club go from strength to strength and look forward to the name of Ellis Jones playing its own part in the club’s future over the next five cricket seasons.”

The club’s pitch, at Kings Road near Wimborne Minister, fields five senior teams, 13 junior teams, ladies, and girls’ teams as well as an award-winning All-Stars and Dynamos programme for 5 to 11-year-olds.

This year proved to be a successful season on the pitch, with Wimborne’s first team winning the Dorset Premier League and the U-15s reaching the semis of the national knock-out cup.

Ellis Jones sponsors a number of clubs and community groups including Swanage Cricket Club and West Hants Club. It is also the legal advisor for Pure Golf Management.

The firm has offices in Bournemouth, Poole, Ringwood, Swanage, and London as well as in Wimborne.