A NEW competitive campaign is on the horizon for Dunfermline and Carnegie Cricket Club and they have received a pre-season boost in the shape of a tasty sponsorship deal.

The McKane Park outfit have teamed up with city centre restaurant Dhoom ahead of the start of the 2024 season, with the popular Indian eatery becoming a new backer.

They have joined Kip McGrath and the Purvis Group in pledging their support to the club, and Dunfermline and Carnegie president, Dejesh Deenadayalan, said: "Dhoom is sponsoring the kit for the first team and second team, and will also do the award night for the cricket club this season.

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"It was really good they came on board, and they've promised to be a sponsor year on year.

"Things are looking pretty positive for us this season, fingers crossed!"

Throughout the winter period, the club have held successful junior indoor net sessions at Woodmill High School - attracting up to 30 youngsters at each event - and have had a good turnout for similar events for their three senior teams at Cluny Clays, near Kirkcaldy.

Competitive league cricket is due to start on April 27, with Dunfermline and Carnegie set to be led by South African off-spinner, Patrick Couper, who was appointed as head coach last year.

Meanwhile, the club are offering a 'try cricket' initiative every Friday throughout this month to anyone aged between 6-16.

Dunfermline Press: The club are offering taster sessions every Friday this month.The club are offering taster sessions every Friday this month. (Image: Dunfermline and Carnegie Cricket Club.)

Held from 6-8pm at McKane Park, youngsters can enjoy professional coaching, develop their skills and take part in fun drills, and no experience is required.

The taster sessions are free, and to find out more, find the club on Facebook.