Cricketers hit for six at cash from Sheffield store

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YOUNG players at Eckington Cricket Club have been bowled over by the generosity of a Sheffield opticians.

Specsavers Opticians, at Crystal Peaks shopping centre, has renewed its sponsorship of the club’s under-17s team for the 2013/14 season, having previously sponsored the team’s training jackets and playing shirts.

Simon West, from the club said: ‘We are delighted Specsavers Crystal Peaks is supporting us again.

“As a local, grassroots club, it is essential local businesses support us.

“ Specsavers has been a fantastic long-term sponsor for us and we are very grateful to them.”

Gil Vasey, director at the opticians, said: “It means a lot to us to be part of the local community especially when it is helping young people to stay active.”