Local company set to sponsor Hampshire Cricket for T20 Blast Finals

Hampshire Cricket will proudly wear Onecom logos during this Saturday’s NatWest T20 Blast Finals Day at Edgbaston after signing a sponsorship deal with the telecommunications company.

Onecom, based in Whiteley, is a long-term partner of Hampshire Cricket, and supplies connectivity, fixed and mobile telephone services to the Ageas Bowl.

The company logo will feature on the collars of all playing shirts and jumpers during Saturday’s semi-final against Nottinghamshire Outlaws as well as the final (should Hampshire qualify) in front of a sold-out crowd at Edgbaston on the biggest day in the domestic cricket calender.

Onecom has had a long-standing partnership with Hampshire Cricket, sponsoring a stand at the Ageas Bowl, but this is the first time Onecom branding has appeared on the club’s kit.

Hampshire Cricket Chief Executive, David Mann said: “Hampshire Cricket have been working in partnership with Darren Ridge and the team at Onecom for many years now and we use their products and services across all of our business units at the Ageas Bowl. We are delighted to announce that this relationship has been further strengthened by this sponsorship of the Hampshire Cricket T20 kit ahead of Finals Day this weekend.”

Onecom, which has headquarters in Hampshire, is the UK’s largest independent business telecommunications provider, operating from 12 regional offices, including London, Cardiff, Southampton and Leeds.

Darren Ridge, Onecom’s CEO said: “As proud supporters and sponsors of Hampshire Cricket, we wanted to show our support at Edgbaston this weekend to complement our very visible presence at the Ageas Bowl.

“I am delighted to have reached this agreement and, like millions of cricket fans, will be watching proudly as Hampshire compete in the NatWest T20 Blast Finals on Saturday.”

Onecom currently manages over 325,000 mobile connections, delivering communication services and unified solutions across fixed line voice, connectivity and cloud computing to some of the UK’s most dynamic companies.

The company was voted Vodafone Platinum Partner of 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014. In 2015, 2016 and again in 2017, Onecom was named Vodafone’s Total Communications Partner – the network’s highest accolade for partners in its Partner Programme. It is currently Vodafone UK’s largest partner.

Hampshire will play in the second semi-final at Edgbaston, with the game starting at 14:30. Full coverage will be available across all of Hampshire Cricket’s social media channels throughout the day.