Sharks agree two-year Lashings kit deal

Lashings secure Dartford return date

THE LASHINGS ALL-STARS are delighted to announce a new kit deal with Sharks Cricket Clothing Co-Pakistan. Under the terms of the deal, Sharks will be providing the All-Stars with all their playing kit and associated sportswear for the next two years. Lashings' James Honey-Green said: "We're absolutely thrilled to be teaming up with Sharks Cricket Clothing Co-Pakistan. The designs for this year's kit look sensational and I can't wait to see them in action." CEO of Sharks,Ferhan Amjed said: "We are absolutely thrilled about this signing. I cant wait to see the amazing international players in Sharks outfits." The new kits will get their first outing when Lashings open the 2017 season at Plymouth on May 31st, although an exclusive sneak preview can be seen here. You can see a full selection of Sharks kits by looking at their facebook page here.
THE Lashings All-Stars are busy putting the finishing touches to our fixture list for 2017 and we're delighted to announce we'll be returning to Hesketh Park, to play Dartford CC, on Friday June 30th. After an absence of several years the All-Stars will be returning to the former county ground, and Lashings Operations Manager James Honey-Green is promising to bring a stellar line-up. "This is great news for cricket fans in Dartford and across North Kent and South-East London," he said. "As a former Dartford member I know how strong the club is, so we'll be bringing down the strongest possible side, to make sure this is THE corporate event in the area for 2017 showcasing the fabulous new facilities Dartford have to offer." Familiar Lashings names like Devon Malcolm, Gordon Greenidge and Tino Best will all appear, alongside one or two extra-special guests, whose names will be revealed nearer the date. The match is being held in association with Bellegrove Business Insurance and will act as the showcase event for the soon-to-be launched Lashings Foundation.

Laying a Foundation

THE Lashings Foundation is continuing to support worthy causes and our “Kit 4 Kids” campaign has proved a resounding success, with thousands of kits, boots, bats, balls being provided to sportsmen and women in Jamaica and Uganda. Over the last five years we’ve also provided nets, bowling machines and electronic scoreboards to clubs and cricket grounds, making a real difference to a huge number of cricketers who would otherwise have struggled to find adequate facilities – or any facilities at all. One example is Real Treasure Beach FC in Jamaica (pictured right) and as the club’s Javid Genus explains, the scheme has vital long-term benefits for society as a whole and not just the football team. "The Real Treasure Beach Football Club would like to thank Lashings for its contribution towards purchasing football boots for the team. Over the past few seasons, Lashings continue to play an important role not only to the Real Treasure Beach FC team but also the wider Treasure Beach area as a whole. "All this has been made possible through Lashings' generous sponsorship and donations to the local schools within the community. This will allow the youngsters to benefit greatly as they seek to enhance and develop both their sporting and academic talents. "As a football club, we are extremely pleased and privileged to be associated with the brand Lashings as it is well known overseas. We cannot state how vital your continued contribution has been to our football club as we seek to build a team capable of reaching the very top tier of Jamaican football." The Lashings Foundation has also provided interest free loans to businesses to help with start-ups, mended roads and helped pay for repairs to fire damaged properties. To find out more about the Lashings Foundation, contact us at info@lashings.co.uk

Greenmount date confirmed

Greenmount Cricket Club have become the latest side to confirm a fixture with the Lashings All-Stars in 2017. Lashings have never visited the Lancashire side before and this fixture is part of a very special summer for the hosts. Gareth Williams of Greenmount said. “this is the first time the club have hosted lashings and we are delighted to do so to help celebrate our 150th anniversary.” For a full list of Lashings 2017 matches and events, check our fixture page. New fixtures are being added all the time!

Kerry film premiere

CHELSEA legend and occasional Lashings striker Kerry Dixon is the subject of a new documentary, set to have its premiere at the Sanctum Soho Hotel in London on March 3rd. Lashings are supporting the event, which will be attended by Kerry and a number of other football legends. Ticket details can be found opposite.

Gary Mabbutt at Lashings

The former Tottenham captain Gary Mabbutt was at the Lashings Sports Bar in Upper Stone Street, Maidstone, on Thursday evening, from 7.30pm, mingling with fans and telling stories from his playing days with Spurs and England. Our next major event is the Lashings Gala at the Kia Oval on Friday. For details of all events taking place at the Lashings Sports Bar, we have a dedicated new website which you can visit here: www.lashings.net

We are unbeatable! (Again)

FOR the second time in three years the Lashings All-Stars have gone through an entire season without defeat. The unbeaten 2016 concluded in slightly damp circumstances at Bexhill-on-Sea on Saturday when the rain forced play to be abandoned at the interval, after Lashings had posted 176. Chris Lewis (right) hit 77 from 43 balls, but difficult conditions meant Bexhill were unable to try and overhaul the target. The abandonment followed Lashings win over Broxbourne on Friday. The All-Stars made 261-4 on a "benign" wicket and Broxbourne, unsurprisingly, fell short, closing on 146-4 to lose by 115 runs. If you think you can beat us in 2017, please get in touch!