The Cricket Paper have teamed up with our friends over at Marston’s to offer five lucky winners the chance to bag themselves a case of England star Jimmy Anderson’s King of Swing ale.
All you need to do to be in with a shout of winning is send the answer to the following question, as well as your name and contact details, to email@example.com:
Q: At which ground did Jimmy Anderson pick up his 400th Test wicket earlier this summer?
Deadline for competition entry is Friday 26th June at midday. Please see below for more information regarding Jimmy’s King of Swing beer.
England cricketer, James Anderson has launched his own beer in partnership with Marston’s Beer Company that will be on shelves in Morrison’s by early July for this summer’s Investec Ashes series.
Known as the ‘King of Swing’ for his pace bowling, Anderson’s King of Swing beer is a 3.8% abv refreshing pale ale full of appetising malt and hop character. The bottle label features him in action along with the three lions of the Official Beer of England Cricket moniker. The beer is available in Morrison’s and on draught in pubs throughout July and August.
Anderson worked with head brewer, Emma Gilleland, when he visited Marston’s Brewery in Staffordshire to learn about the brewing process. There, he shared his ideas about beer styles decided on flavour profiles, hop aroma and that all-important refreshment factor.
James commented: “I was amazed to learn that there was so much that went into brewing beer. I enjoyed talking to Emma about each of the complex elements that go into taste, aroma and refreshment. I am really pleased with the result and hope that beer and cricket fans agree.”
Gaynor Green, Marston’s Marketing Manager added: “We have enjoyed working with James as part of his ambassadorial role with us this year and in the run-up to this summer’s Investec Ashes. As a long-time supporter of cricket it is great to be able to marry the on-shelf appeal of our beer with the on-pitch brilliance of an England cricketer.”
Marston’s have been associated with English cricket at a national level since 2007 in one of the longest standing commercial partnerships for the team. In addition, they have partnerships with four Test Match grounds and number of regional leagues and local club sponsorships.