The Yorkshire division of national homebuilder, Bellway has ensured those watching Newton Hill cricket club will do so more comfortably, having sponsored new memorial benches at the club’s Leeds Road ground in Newton Hill, Wakefield.

Established over 100 years ago, the club has played at its current ground since 1926 and was looking for a sponsor to allow it to replace some of the benches around the ground.

Lee Birmingham, junior team co-ordinator, said "While we are a small club, we have very big ambitions and with our growing junior section and thriving senior teams it is essential that we have great places for our families and supporters to sit. Thank you so much to Bellway who have come on-board and supported us. We are immensely grateful for what they have done."

Bellway currently has two developments in the Wakefield area, City Fields, which is part of the larger City Fields development, and Red Hall Gardens, which is in Newton Hill.

Melanie Smith, Bellway Yorkshire’s sales manager, said: “We feel it’s incredibly important to work with the communities in which our developments are being built. It’s a real pleasure to be involved with a club with such rich local history.  Newton Hill cricket club sits virtually on the doorstep of Red Hall Gardens and is just a short drive from City Fields, so I’m hopeful that as well as the benches, our developments will also supply a host of new supporters for the club.”