• Feature: Tradition meeting Innovation

    By SGB sports on 29/05/2015
     Josh Fordham visited the Salix cricket factory in Kent to discuss the changing nature of cricket bat production… Watching your own cricket bat be shaped and crafted in front of your very eyes is something not every cricketer gets the chance to witness. But at Salix for the last 25 years you can go along to the workshop and speak […]
  • Joe Root wins England Cricketer of Year Award for 2014-2015

    By SGB sports on 21/05/2015
    The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) today announced that Team GM player Joe Root has been named as the England Men’s Cricketer of the Year for 2014-2015, recognising his outstanding performance in international cricket since May 2014. Members of the cricket media voted that Joe Root’s exceptional contributions with the bat for England during this period should make him […]
  • New Balance add Ballance

    By SGB sports on 06/05/2014
    New Balance has announced the signing of England Test cricketer Gary Ballance. Ballance, one of England’s most exciting young prospects and middle order batsman, joins New Balance’s group of elite athletes which include 2011 ICC and Wisden Cricketer of the Year Jonathan Trott, South African star cricketer Dale Steyn, Pat Cummins, Australia’s youngest Test cricketer for 50 years and England’s […]
  • Asics competition winners revealed

    By SGB sports on 01/09/2011
    Two Facebook fans win Asics Gel-Advance cricket shoes signed by Eoin Morgan Congratulations to Ian Macrae and Rachael Williamson who were selected as the winners of our competition to take home Asics Gel-Advance cricket shoes signed by Eoin Morgan. Both Ian and Rachael became fans of the SGB Sports Facebook page and told us what type of midsole is used to provide […]
  • Last chance to win cricket shoes signed by Eoin Morgan

    By SGB sports on 19/08/2011
    Win a pair of Asics Gel-Advance cricket shoes signed by international batsman Eoin Morgan – enter by August 19 We’re giving you the chance to win one of two pairs of Asics Gel-Advance cricket shoes signed by batsman Eoin Morgan. All you have to do is become a fan of SGB Sports on Facebook by clicking the ‘Like’ button on our official […]
  • Sports schemes up for NLA

    By SGB sports on 01/06/2011
    Public vote to decide which projects are worthy to go up for, and eventually win, ‘Best Sport Project’ title in the National Lottery Awards 2011 A section of sport projects from around the UK are being put to the public vote to find the nation’s favourite Lottery-funded scheme. The National Lottery Awards cover eight categories, from arts and education to health […]
  • Samurai takes KCCC forward with new t20 kit

    By SGB sports on 04/04/2011
    Teamwear manufacturer and cricket club unveil new kit for county’s Twenty20 cricket team Samurai Sportswear has unveiled the new Kent County Cricket Club Friends Life t20 kit, which sees the club going back to their roots for the 2011 season. Samurai said the design of the new Twenty20 cricket tournament kit goes hand-in-hand with the development of the Kent Cricket […]
  • Cricket: Opportunities on the Horizon

    By SGB sports on 01/04/2011
    Sock brand Horizon has heritage in the cricket market, but is far more than a one-sock operation, as David Pittman found out when he spoke to co-owner Matt Forward. Horizon’s website states that it is committed to working with trade to ‘raise the profile of the sock in various performance apparel markets’. “We pride ourselves on our ability to match […]
  • Cricket: Newbery’s proud bat heritage

    By SGB sports on 01/04/2011
    Cricket brand Newbery is proud of its heritage hand-crafting cricket bats, a heritage it is carrying on well into the 21st Century, as it tells SGB Sports. At Newbery we can trace our batmaking heritage back to the early 1900s when the Newbery family first made cricket bats in Robertsbridge, East Sussex. John Newbery’s father, Len, was a bat-maker and […]
  • Cricket: Bowled over by Bradbury

    By SGB sports on 01/04/2011
    Jon Hardy & Co has gone through a number of changes since its inception, and continues to evolve to meet the changing needs of the cricket market. David Pittman reports Jon Hardy & Co started life as Chase Sport Ltd, but after the cricket bat division was sold-off, founder Jon Hardy put his name behind the new-look business. Hardy himself […]