Bicester and North Oxford Cricket Club’s (BNOCC) home ground at Akeman Street, Chesterton, hosts more than 120 cricket fixtures each season, from local age-group matches up to men’s and women’s County fixtures, and is the home of Oxfordshire Women’s 1st XI.
Across all matches you can expect around 5,000 unique visitors to Akeman Street each summer, and on top of this, BNOCC.com attracted more than 5,000 unique visitors in 2016.
The Club has now created a scheme that allows sponsors to either sign up to one of three annual packages – Wicket, Hundred or Hat-Trick – or select from ‘Pick and Mix’ sponsorship opportunities, which start from as little as £15, for a truly bespoke offer.
Individual opportunities include everything from match ball and Man of the Match sponsorship, up to 8’ x 3’ advertising boards and sponsorship of individual end of season awards. The Wicket, Hundred and Hat-Trick packages include a combination of these things and more.
There are also annual opportunities to sponsor the scoreboard and/or scorebox, and the Club is always open to innovative sponsorship opportunities that fit in with your business and the club’s ethos.
The Club gains regular coverage in Bicester’s local newspapers, with weekly match reports and photographs for all three sides sent to the Bicester Review, Bicester Advertiser, Oxford Mail, The Oxford Paper and The Oxfordshire Guardian during the summer months. Most recently, BNOCC’s end of season awards evening featured in all of these publications, including a full-page spread in the Bicester Advertiser (22nd December 2016).
As well as match day coverage, you can also expect your logo and a link to your website on BNOCC.com, guaranteed mentions in BNOCC.com match reports, local newspaper coverage, inclusion of your company name and logo in match day photos, and regular communication of your promotions and offers to BNOCC’s 120 local members through email, Facebook and Twitter.
BNOCC field three senior sides in the Cherwell Cricket League (Divisions 3, 7 and 10) along with junior sides at Under 11, Under 13, Under 15 and Under 17. A number of BNOCC’s age group players are also on the books of Oxfordshire and Northants Cricket Clubs, and the senior sides feature a core of players who have made the transition from youth cricket. This Summer we are also laying the foundations for a women’s section with the launch of cricket skill-related fitness sessions.