DURHAM County Cricket Club has comfirmed AVL as its new partner for 2018.

Advanced Vehicle Leasing, based in Middlesbrough, was established in 1997 and is a provider of car contract hire and leasing to a wide range of businesses and personal clients throughout the UK.

AVL’s branding will feature around Emirates Riverside and the partnership will see them provide a fleet of vehicles to be made available for Durham County Cricket Club players – including leading overseas signings Aiden Markram, Tom Latham and Nathan Rimmington – coaching staff and management.

Cricket club sales director Tom Seymour, said: We’re delighted to have joined forces with Advanced Vehicle Leasing and have another local business join our ever-growing sponsor family.

“AVL has been outstanding in supplying our players and staff with high quality vehicles and we are excited to be working with them for the 2018 season.

Stuart Beagrie, AVL’s managing director, said: AVL is immensely proud to be sponsors of Durham County Cricket Club initially for 2018 and 2019. We wish the club great success for the coming season and for future years."