Cricket World – The sheet steel stockholders and processors, based at Markfield in Leicestershire, were front of shirt sponsors in both the Specsavers County Championship and Vitality Blast in 2018.
- The Company has a long history of supporting Leicestershire sport and Managing Director James Upton is Chairman of Rothley Park Cricket Club.
- There are big links between Uptonsteel, Leicestershire CCC and Rothley Park CC.
- Foxes legend Phillip ‘Daffy’ DeFreitas is a Company Ambassador for Uptonsteel and is Rothley Park CC’s Director of Cricket, while former Leicestershire CCC paceman Ollie Freckingham works for the Company and will be Rothley’s First XI captain for the 2019 season.
- DeFreitas continues to play a key role in the future of Leicestershire cricket, passing on coaching expertise to the Academy and Leicestershire Young Cricketers from a career that saw him score an impressive 10,991 runs and 1,248 wickets in the first-class arena.
- Leicestershire CCC Head Coach Paul Nixon is pleased that Uptonsteel has further strengthened its partnership with the Foxes.