Cricket Tasmania today welcomes Wilson Homes to the Tasmanian cricket family as the naming rights sponsor of the Cricket Tasmania Premier League for the next three seasons, and also as a community partner for the Hobart Hurricanes.

The partnership supports cricketers throughout the state and has allowed Cricket Tasmania to ensure the financial support CTPL clubs receive has remained unchanged for the upcoming season. Wilson Homes will also be assisting the Hobart Hurricanes with activity they undertake in schools, clubs and the community each year.

Wilson Homes CEO Tim Ribbons said he saw great synergies supporting the Premier League and the Hurricanes’ community program.

“We are safe pair of hands when it comes to building your home and we all love a good game of back yard cricket”, said Ribbons. “This is a partnership we are committed to, and one we’d like to see prosper for years to come.” 

“We will look to create some great cricketing experiences for customers and also support Cricket Tasmania in nurturing our cricket stars of tomorrow.”

Cricket Tasmania Chief Executive Dominic Baker highlighted what the support of Wilson Homes means in the current climate.

“For Tim and his team to come on board right now demonstrates their commitment to Tasmania and being a true partner of Tasmanian sport”, said Baker. “Through our recent organisational redesign we made sure that the CTPL clubs still had the funds they need to prosper, and with Wilson Homes becoming the naming rights sponsor of the league it’s evident that we’re not the only ones who are committed to seeing state-level sport thrive.”

“Their desire to partner with our Hobart Hurricanes community activity is also testament to where their values sit. For them to be focused not only on the grassroots cricket community but on the broader Tasmanian community makes Wilson Homes a business that we’re very proud to be aligned with.”

The Wilson Homes Cricket Tasmania Premier League commences this Saturday from 10.30am. The first weekend fixture is:

Men's 1st Grade, Round 1 - One-Day
Saturday 3 October from 10:30am

Clarence   v   Glenorchy   -   Kangaroo Bay Oval, Rosny
Lindisfarne   v   South Hobart Sandy Bay   -   Lindisfarne Oval, Lindisfarne
Kingborough   v   University   -   Kingston Twin Ovals
GN Raiders   v   North Hobart   -   Windsor Park, Riverside
New Town   BYE

Women's 1st Grade, Round 1 and 2 - Twenty20
Sunday 4 October at 10:30am and 2:00pm
 
GN Raiders   v   New Town   -   Windsor Park, Riverside
Clarence   v   North Hobart   -   Blundstone Arena, Bellerive

Baker said that after the year that’s passed it will be a relief to see the first balls bowled.

“Not one of us would consider 2020 to have been a normal year, and while there’s a lot of work to still be done I’ll have a quick sigh of relief that we’ve managed to start the season on-time.

“The work with our colleagues in the winter sports to manage this cross-over period has been very collegial, and I’d like to extend my thanks to them and the many local governments around the state who have managed all the competing priorities well.”

“I wish all the Premier League teams well this season, and eagerly await all other levels of cricket in our community to commence in coming weeks.”