Cricket clubs want to be all white on the day

Former Yorkshire and England pace bowler Darren Gough is backing the AEG Grassroots Cricket Campaign

Former Yorkshire and England pace bowler Darren Gough is backing the AEG Grassroots Cricket Campaign

First published in Sport Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Photograph of the Author by , T&A Sports Reporter

Cricket clubs aren’t always whiter than white - but they can be this year.

Junior and senior clubs in Bradford are being encouraged to enter the AEG 2013 Grassroots Cricket Campaign, where teams can win new kits, washing machines and the chance to train at Lord’s with their sporting heroes.

A total of 40 teams nationwide will win an ultimate kit and laundry package that includes 11 bespoke cricket kits, designed by the winning teams, as well as a top-of-the-range AEG washing machine in time for the start of the new season.

Former England cricketers Darren Gough and Paul Nixon are backing the premium home appliance brand’s campaign at

The competition was first held last year and has already provided grass-roots clubs and schools with nearly 2,000 full team kits, and Yorkshire legend Gough said: “It’s so important that AEG is continuing to support grass-roots cricket this year.

“We need to give youth teams all the backing and support possible – they’re our future stars.

“The prizes on offer are money-can’t buy opportunities and I urge every team in Bradford to apply.”

Successful clubs designed their kits to include their club crests ready for the start of the cricket season, as well as a washing machine to keep the whites in pristine condition.

One lucky club - Kibworth Under-11s in Leicestershire - also received a training session with the England team at Edgbaston, while another club won training with England cricket legends at their own club.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday, February 28.

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