MG2 may be a New Zealand based company but the NCU’s Cricket Academy is to benefit from the fact that their UK and Ireland presence is in the hands of Alastair Burton operating here in Newtownabbey.

MG2 already sponsor a number of the Northern Knights' and Junior Knights' equipment and have in addition, committed to a 3 year financial package to support the work of the Academy.

Alastair said of the sponsorship: “Having been involved as a player in local cricket for some 20 years and in recent times as the parent of young provincial cricketers, supporting the Andrew White NCU Cricket Academy seemed like a good way to put something back into the game I have enjoyed. I wish the Academy continued success in the work they are doing.”

Andrew White commented saying: “I am delighted that MG2 have made this commitment to support the Academy’s programme for the next 3 years. Alongside their financial input MG2 have agreed that members of the Academy will be able to source equipment from them at discounted rates, something which will be appreciated by both players and parents."

Alastair has seen the work of the Academy at first hand and it is great that having done so, he has endorsed it by adding his practical support to our programme.”

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