Metro Bank announced as One Day Cup title partner


Metro Bank has extended it’s partnership with the England & Wales Cricket Board to become Official Title Partner for One Day Cricket.

The Bank will be title partner for both Women’s and Men’s domestic One Day Competitions – The Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy presented by Metro Bank, and the Metro Bank One Day Cup. This partnership expands to International cricket with the Bank becoming title partner of Women’s and Men’s Metro Bank One Day Internationals from September 2023.

This follows the announcement that Metro Bank is set to become the first ever Champion of Women’s and Girl’s Cricket.

Danielle Lee, Director of Brand and Marketing at Metro Bank, said: “We are excited by this extension to our partnership with the ECB, as it provides us with an enhanced platform to drive our agenda as the Champion of Women’s & Girls’ cricket. We are committed to breaking down boundaries and creating supportive and inclusive spaces to enable more women and girls to thrive within their local communities. This additional partnership will allow us to make a bigger impact, more quickly.”

England Women captain Heather Knight said: “Metro Bank has already shown its commitment to growing the game as our first Champion for Women’s and Girls’ Cricket, and it’s great to see them deepening the partnership. With their support we want to inspire more fans to watch and more kids to pick up a bat and ball and get involved in the game themselves.”

England Men white ball captain Jos Buttler said: “It’s great that Metro Bank is extending its partnership with English cricket. With the ICC World Cup just a few months away, there’s no better time to be coming on board, and I can’t wait to step up our 50-over preparations with the series against New Zealand and Ireland in September.”

Essex aim high in the 2023 Metro Bank One Day Cup

Essex’s Metro Bank One Day Cup campaign gets underway in two week’s time. The opposition, like 2022, Lancashire. The location, again, Sedbergh. Essex will be hoping for drier weather and a winning start to a tournament in which they’ve shown plenty of potential over the past two years.

Click below to read the preview of Essex’s group and get the lowdown on each team ahead of the competition starting at the beginning of next month.



Ticket information

Tickets are available for the competition, set during the school summer holidays, with tickets bought online in advance costing just £5 for Juniors and £16 for Adults. Adult ticket prices raise to £22 on the gate, so make sure to buy ahead.

Essex County Cricket Club Members get ground entry to the Metro Bank One Day Cup as part of their Membership.