Cornwood CC welcome new 1st XI team sponsors

April 27, 2022

The Pension Drawdown Company, Chartered Financial Planners based in Torquay, are delighted to be continuing their support and sponsorship of Cornwood Cricket Club. After last years’ successful backing of the Colts team, they have gone one step further and are now sponsoring the men’s 1st XI team for the forthcoming season. Cornwood will be kicking their Devon Premier Division campaign off with a home fixture against local rivals Plymouth CC on Saturday 7th May.

This sponsorship comes in addition to the club main sponsors, Ivor Dewdney Pasties Ltd who have provided stalwart support of the club since 1998 and have helped to shape the club into the dynamic entity it is today.

Andrew Edwards, Client Services Manager announced, “we are a family-run business with many of our clients based in Devon as well as around the whole of the UK. As a firm, we thrive on teamwork and talent, so we think it is important to support local grass-roots sports to help them develop in the same way. We wish Cornwood Cricket Club every success in the forthcoming season”.

Cornwood CC Club Captain, Elliott Staddon commented “As club captain, I know I certainly speak for the whole team when I say how much we appreciate the support from all our fantastic sponsors. We are delighted to have ‘The Pension Drawdown Company’ as our 1st XI team sponsor for the 2022 season. We truly welcome another fantastic club supporter, it allows us to enjoy such great facilities at Cornwood and we are excited to show our appreciation on the pitch with some wins, once the season gets underway!”

Cornwood 1st XI will be competing for another season in the topflight Devon Premier Division, after finishing in 7th place in 2021. The club is one of only three in the county to have four men’s teams entered in the Devon Cricket League. Having so many teams, provides playing opportunities for all ability levels and Cornwood CC are always willing to welcome new players to the club. Whether you’re new to the area, thinking of getting back into cricket or perhaps even considering starting to play, then contact the club by email in the first instance to find out more about what Cornwood CC can offer.

Graham Baskerville Cornwood CC Chairman was keen to add, “I would like to thank the Pension Drawdown Company for their support of our Colts Division last season and welcome them as our new 1st XI sponsors, for what we hope will be a fantastic season of Premier Division cricket. We are fortunate to have such fantastic sponsors at Cornwood CC.

Ivor Dewdney Pasties Ltd have been our main sponsors for 24 years now and we are eternally grateful for all they have done and continue to do for us. We expect many tough games along the way, but with such fantastic support, our players will be best equipped to rise to the challenge. It will be our pleasure to welcome Pension Drawdown Company to Oak Park this summer to enjoy the cricket and the club hospitality on offer.

Major project work has been taking place over the closed season which will allow the club to offer a tremendous hospitality package to members and visitors in 2022. A new fully fitted and expanded kitchen will further extend the fantastic club facilities in the pavilion, making Oak Park the place to both play and watch cricket in 2022. If you’re a cricket lover but more of a spectator than a player, social membership is extremely good value for money with a couple able to join for just £25.00 for the whole season.

Cornwood CC also run a ladies team which participates in the Devon Women’s Cricket League. There will also be a softball team competing in matches against other local clubs this season. New lady players are always welcome, regardless of experience. A keen eye for the ball and at least a mildly competitive mindset is all that’s needed. Training starts outdoors from 11th April

For more information contact the club

Photograph – L to R
Nick Goodliffe, Vice Chairman Cornwood CC; Mike Richards, Commercial Manager Cornwood CC; Andrew Edwards, Client Services Manager, Pension Drawdown Company; David Briggs, Compliance Officer, Pension Drawdown Company; John Nicholls, Treasurer, Cornwood CC.

The Pension Drawdown Company is a Chartered, Independent firm of financial advisers based in Torquay, Devon, specialising in pension transfers for over 22 years. As a whole of market firm, we also advise on lump sum investments such as ISAs, pension sharing order options in the event of divorce, inheritance tax planning, and life protection. Please see our website to see a full range of our services and charges. Alternatively, give us a call to discuss your requirements with one of our friendly and knowledgeable team members.

Pension Drawdown Company: Rockwood House, Princes Point, Parkhill Road, TORQUAY TQ1 2DU. Telephone 01803 211214;