Ford delivers Focus to top cricket team

Sussex County Cricket Club (SCCC) took delivery of a selection of Ford Mondeo, Ford Focus and Ford Kuga models for use by staff and players.

Players such as England star Monty Panesar will use the cars, which include the Ford Focus ECOnetic, diesel powered hatchbacks featuring Auto-Start-Stop technology and delivering CO2 emissions below 100g/km – enough to qualify the car for Band A (or zero) VED in the UK.

SCCC marketing and communications manager, Trevor Mould said: “We are very much aiming to reduce the club’s carbon footprint so the adoption of these latest, low-CO2 Ford models on to our fleet has helped significantly. In addition, the players find them ideal for their needs."

Ford will also deliver three Ford Transit vans, the world’s best-selling van, to the club to carry team equipment and kit.

Ford believes its range of cars will remain popular with fleet customers as the ECOnetic models and new petrol EcoBoost engines are rolled out across its range.

Ford UK director of fleet development, Russell McGill, said: "Sussex County Cricket Club’s fleet choice was carefully considered and demonstrates how the latest vehicles from Ford’s environmentally advanced range can help reduce an organisation’s carbon footprint."

Car makers have a long history of working with English cricket. British-based luxury car maker Jaguar recently announced a partnership with the English Cricket Board and the national team.

The deal included the delivery of Jaguar models for use by the team and officials, including the new Jaguar XJ saloon.