Derbyshire County Cricket Club has secured a new naming rights partner for its home ground, with backing from aerospace and defence industry supply chain provider Pattonair set to support an investment in facilities.

Derbyshire has been seeking a new main sponsor after its previous partner, apprenticeships provider 3aaa, went into administration last year. In March 2014, 3aaa agreed a three-year stadium naming rights and shirt sponsorship partnership with Derbyshire, which was subsequently extended a year later and was due to run until the end of 2020.

Pattonair, which is headquartered in the English city of Derby, will now take on the naming rights to the County Ground as it becomes the new principal partner of the club. Pattonair’s four-year deal will run from 2019 to 2022.

Ryan Duckett, chief executive at Derbyshire County Cricket Club, said: “We have worked closely with Pattonair in recent years and it is fantastic that we have been able to extend our partnership further.

“Their backing will allow us to continue investing on the field as we aim to compete across all forms, while we further develop the Pattonair County Ground as a year-round venue at the heart of Derby and the wider region.”

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