Leicestershire Cricket’s big-hitting exploits in the 2022 Vitality Blast has helped hit climate change for six, with 62 new trees to be planted as a result of the team’s batting power.
As the Club’s sustainable travel partner Sportsrooms launched the initiative prior to the tournament, promising to plant a tree for every maximum hit by the Foxes during the competition.
Nick Welch led the way for the Foxes, topping the six-hitting charts with 12 from five innings, while all-rounder Ben Mike smashed nine of his own.
Plans are now in motion to enhance a dedicated UK reforestation project operated by The Future Forest Company, with the 62 trees scheduled to be planted.
The scheme forms part of the Club’s greater sustainability goals, including the commitment to reduce the team’s travel carbon footprint and develop county cricket’s first carbon neutral team travel programme.
Chris Newsham, Director at Sportsrooms, said: “Both Sportsrooms and Leicestershire CCC are committed to making positive changes for the environment and this initiative will play a small part in our overall goals.”
“As part of our Green Team initiative, we are also offsetting the team’s travel carbon emissions for the season and are proud that both parties are at the forefront of carbon neutral sports team travel.”
Leicestershire CCC Commercial Manager, Tracey Branson, said: “We have developed a strong relationship with Sportsrooms in recent years, and are delighted to have been able to give something back through this initiative.
“The Club has made a conscious effort to increase its sustainability activities and we look forward to advancing our ambitions over the coming seasons.”
To find out more about Sportsrooms sustainable travel initiatives please visit www.greenteamtravel.com