REDDITCH family business, Oakland International, has been secured as a key sponsor for Redditch Entaco Cricket Club - the childhood club of England ace Josh Tongue.

Formed in 1848, and currently running four Saturday teams, Redditch Entaco Cricket Club is known for nurturing young talent.

Club treasurer Abdul Jabbar said: “It has really sent a buzz through the entire team, and everyone connected with our club.

“The bond will enable junior cricketers to develop and flourish further as players and people and become an asset not only for the club but for the wider community.”

Mr Jabbar thanked Oakland International for their ‘very generous team sponsorship for the season.

Oakland International Depot manager Luke Attwell said: “As a local business we support neighbourhood sports clubs as and when we can as they are the grassroots and foundations by which happy environments, healthy people and strong communities are forged.”