Dabengwa new brand ambassador for SM and Cricket Deal Direct
Ferguslie CC all-rounder, Keith Mbusi Dabengwa is the latest cricketer to be sponsored by Cricket Deal Direct as well as becoming an ambassador for SM’s range of cricket equipment.
Zimbabwean-born Keith Dabengwa, 34, made his first class debut in Zimbabwe for Matebeland in 2000, taking 5 wickets for 76. In 2005 he scored 161 against Midlands Province, going on to represent Zimbabwe against New Zealand and India.
In 2007 he took his career best innings figures of 7 for 1, while playing in the Logan Cup, Zimbabwe. Dabengwa’s roots are as ‘bowler who could bat’; but in recent years he has found success as a versatile all-rounder – more recently cracking 158 against the Midwest Rhinos in 2010.
Joining Ferguslie CC in 2013, Dabengwa contributed to their winning the CricHQ40 cup, returning again in 2014. After achieving 700 league runs last season, including 184 vs Greenock, he will continue to play a role with Ferguslie CC as the resident professional this season.
“It’s great to have another quality all-rounder joining the team,” said Ian Anderson, Managing Director of Cricket Deal Direct. “Keith’s got a wealth of experience and knowledge to share, and will be a tremendous asset in helping us promote the SM brand.”
The appointment will further strengthen CDD’s relationship with the cricket community in supplying high quality equipment at a price which is more accessible to clubs and cricketers at all levels.
Having signed an exclusive multi-year UK and European distribution deal with the Indian manufacturer, Cricket Deal Direct is able to offer cricket gear at prices approximately 40 per cent lower than many other branded bats without compromising on quality.
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Cricket Deal Direct Ltd was established in 2012 with the objective of sourcing quality hand-crafted cricket equipment direct from local Indian manufacturers and craftsmen. Our goal is very simple – “we want to change the game for buying cricket gear”.
By bringing new and exciting quality cricket brands to the market, we want to encourage cricket club and sporting associations to link with us and promote these thrilling new products together. Cricket Deal Direct will provide a transparent link and reward the organisation for any sales at discounted rates. We will also work together with clubs and associations to consider any joint opportunities that can benefit us both, either through sponsorship or other attractive reward schemes.
Quite simply, the company is based around the concept of “helping and supporting” cricket at all levels, including the promotion of Junior and Women’s cricket.
Cricket Deal Direct Ltd is the exclusive UK distributor of the SM cricket brand. SM is located in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India and has a long and distinguished history. The original company was set up in Sialkot (now Pakistan) in 1925, by the Grandfather of today’s owners.
Cricket Deal Direct Ltd is proud to be associated with a company offering such a rich cricketing history and tradition. Today SM offers an exciting and vibrant range of quality cricket products at very affordable prices. Many International and local cricket players have endorsed the range, and it is our intention to promote and introduce the brand throughout the UK and “spread the word” amongst the cricketing community.