Valeport has become proud sponsors for the Twenty20 Brockman Cup. Clubs all over South Devon have been contesting the Brockman Cup since 1933 when the Old Manorians defeated Inland Revenue in the first final at Torquay CC.
This is the first independent sponsor the club has had in its 87-year history.
The Brockman family, who donated the cup, supported a number of sports from the 1930s onwards through a chain of hotels they owned in Torquay. The last one closed in the 1970s.
Sportsman Matt Quartley, Valeport’s Managing Director, who plays cricket for Ipplepen and hockey for Dart, said he was delighted to step in: “Short-form competitions such as the Brockman Cup, the Corinthian Cup and the Aaron Printers Cup are intrinsically important for the cricket community and it is important to keep them going” said Matt.
“Valeport has supported many clubs and organisations in the past – hockey, rugby, cricket and rowing – and I am pleased we can support the Brockman Cup as well.”
Tim Chapman, Chairman of the Brockman Cup committee, said Valeport’s support will ensure the future of the competition for several years.
Chapman added: “Costs are always rising for competitions such as ours and Valeport’s generous sponsorship means we won’t have that financial worry at the back of our minds.”
Pictured LtoR: John Webber (secretary), Tim Chapman (chairman Brockman Cup) and Matt Quartley, Managing Director, Valeport Ltd