Church & Oswaldtwistle Cricket Club

We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Church CC as proud sponsors from 2023.

Just as cricket exemplifies teamwork, dedication, and excellence on the field, our company shares the same values in supporting our community. This sponsorship embodies our dedication to fostering local talent of all ages and promoting a healthy and active lifestyle.

In our first season as sponsors, we have helped the club sign Asad Shafiq, arguably the greatest No. 6 Test batsman of all time who holds the most Test hundreds at 6. surpassing the great Sir Garfield Sobers.

Church CC won promotion as Lancashire League Division 2 Champions in 2023 and will play in the top tier in 2024 with Asad re-signing for the season!

Well done to all playing and non-playing members and colts for making ‘Church’ such a great club. We will continue to work with the Chairman in helping to deliver more success and enjoyment under our sponsorship.

Asad Shafiq

He’s scored Test centuries in England, South Africa, Australia, UAE, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh but even at club level did his level of professionalism not once deter. Asad never missed midweek training at Church, his energy and enthusiasm was the same as if playing for Pakistan. The club was taken aback by his humility and kind nature. Asad not only performed immensely by averaging 53.54 with the bat and taking 26 wickets but he gave invaluable advice and guidance to an already talented team. We are delighted he will return in 2024.

Junior Section

Young cricketers are the future to any club and of course to cricket. Church CC has a fantastic and thriving junior/colts section. Colts train midweek and play matches on weekends. It was imperative for Sage Care Homes to sponsor a club which delivered excellent coaching and had a passion to create the next generation of cricketers.

Lancashire League Div 2 Champions

An incredibly competitive and well fought 2023 campaign resulted in glory. Commendations to Sam Holt scoring 895 runs, Mo Bhada taking 62 wickets and Sam Tucker with 36 wicket-keeping dismissals. Needless to say, we are proud of every player in the 1st XI for contributing and making our first year of sponsorship extremely memorable.