Abode Construction

Swardeston chair Stuart Bartram with Abode Managing Director Grant Keys.

It is our pleasure to announce that Abode Construction has become the new sponsor of the club’s annual cricket dinner.

Swardeston CC will host the dinner dinner which will be held on Swardeston Common on Wednesday 28 September after a two-year gap.

Our guest speaker will be a great name from England cricket, England and Glamorgan’s Robert Croft MBE.

Swardeston chair Stuart Bartram said: “It feels wonderful to be able to plan for the dinner. We know it has been a popular occasion over the past three decades and our guests tell us they have really missed it over the last two summers. We are sad to lose Breakwater after three years of successful sponsorship but excited to welcome Abode as our new dinner sponsors.”

Headquarted in Long Stratton, Abode specialises in delivering housing, care and student accommodation for clients across Norfolk and Suffolk and was named Start-Up Business of the Year at last year’s Norfolk Business Awards.

Abode’s Managing Director Grant Keys said: “Swardeston is a club which does so much to promote the development of men’s, women’s and youth cricket in the local area and we at Abode are therefore are delighted to be sponsoring their annual dinner. It promises to be a great occasion and an opportunity to celebrate the club’s ongoing successes.”

Croft played 21 Tests and 50 One Day Internationals for England and played for Glamorgan for 23 seasons. In 2007 he became the first Welsh cricketer to score 10,000 runs and take 1,000 wickets in first-class cricket.

The last time the dinner was held was in 2019, its 33rd consecutive staging. Unfortunately Covid has meant the dinner has been unable to be held during the past two years.

Date – Wednesday 28 September
Guest speaker – Robert Croft
Sponsor – Abode Construction
Tickets – £60
Contact: Sarah Thomas
07875 309641 or swardestoncc@yahoo.com