WIRRAL brothers Tom and Phil Beahon are celebrating after confirming their sportswear brand has become the official kit supplier to England's cricket teams.

All of England’s national team athletes – women, disability, pathway and men’s teams – will wear high-performance and bespoke matchday and training kits supplied by Castore from April 2022.

The cricketers will also help to design the teamwear, creating a uniquely England Cricket style, with recycled material to be used in the manufacture of the matchday playing kits.

The partnership is the first time Castore, which was formed by the Bebbington brothers when they just 25 and 22 years old respectively at the time, back in 2015, is sponsoring its home nation and is a major milestone as the brand continues its rapid growth trajectory and ambitions to challenge the established global brands who dominate the sportswear market.

Castore has recently announced partnerships with Premier League clubs Wolverhampton Wanderers and Newcastle United, while next year also heralds the start of their partnership with Formula One team McLaren.

In January 2019, Castore became the official kit partner to British tennis champion Andy Murray, who also became a shareholder in the company in March of that year.

Tony Singh, ECB Chief Commercial Officer, said: “Castore is a fine example of British ambition driving success and we look forward to working closely with their team over the long term.

“I am excited by the digital-first expertise that Castore will provide to a truly innovative partnership that puts our athletes and fans at the heart of our planning.

“The financial and intellectual investment in our e-commerce will give fans faster and easier access to a high-performance range of women’s and men’s teamwear that I am sure our athletes, and our fans, will wear with pride.

“I would also like to place on record our thanks and gratitude to New Balance for all of their efforts ahead of their partnership with England Cricket concluding.”

Tom played youth football for Tranmere Rovers from the age of eight, while Phil spent time in the schoolboy sides at both Liverpool and Man City.

Phil eventually switched to cricket, playing for Oxton before going on to play a number of games as a semi-professional for Lancashire. Meanwhile, Tom stuck to football, and played professionally for Tranmere from the age of 17 to 21, before spending time at Spanish side Jerez.

Tom added: “Today truly is a special day for everybody at Castore.

"When my brother and I founded this business in 2016 it was our ambition to one day have world-class athletes wearing our products and to achieve this ambition with our home nation for the first time is a monumental occasion for us.

"We can't wait to get started and create market leading products for the team's and contribute to the next generation of success for cricket for the men’s and women’s teams in this country.”