Steve Speck, Youth Team Manager and part-time Groundsman at Gloucester Harlequins Cricket Club has won a brand new E-Z-GO MPT utility vehicle in a competition organised by multi-media publishing organisation, pitchcare.com. E-Z-GO is a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company.
The electric MPT 800 vehicle was donated by E-Z-GO to pitchcare, who used it as incentive for new subscribers to their magazine and website through a competition promoted at the BTME exhibtion at Harrogate in January.
Steve Speck was absolutely thrilled and delighted when the vehicle was presented recently at the Club's ground at Hucclecote Rugby Football Club on the outskirts of Gloucester.
"I couldn't believe it when I took the call from pitchcare to say that I had won. I'd totally forgotten that I entered the competition at BTME and was stunned when told. We are a grass roots cricket club and it will be a great tool to help us maintain the ground. We could never afford to buy one, so this is absolutely brilliant," he said.
The machine was delivered by E-Z-GO's local dealer for the area, TH White Ltd of Knockdown and handed over to Steve Speck and Club Chairman, George Adcock, by the Editor of pitchcare, Laurence Gale.
"We are very grateful to Ransomes Jacobsen, the distributors of E-Z-GO, for their generosity in providing such a superb prize for us to use as an incentive to attract new subscribers," Laurence Gale added. "We had a tremendous repsonse to the competition and I'm delighetd that the MPT has gone to a thriving club at grass roots level."
About Gloucester Harlequins Cricket Club
Gloucester Harlequins Cricket Club was formed in 1911 and compete in the highly successful and competitive Gloucestershire County League which has 90 clubs split into 10 divisions. The club has two adult teams and three junior teams who compete at under-15, under-13 and under-10 levels.
The cricket square is situated on top of the site of an old Roman villa and strict rules add to the complexity of the grounds management tasks undertaken by the club.
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