THERE’S no chance of Gloucestershire Cricket star Phil Mustard getting caught out in an unexciting car after the batsman and wicketkeeper took delivery of a new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross from CCR Mitsubishi in Bristol.

‘The Colonel’ is getting behind the wheel of the recently launched SUV as part of a new sporting partnership with the dealership, which is located on Feeder Road just a short drive from Gloucestershire Cricket’s home at The Brightside Ground.

The 35-year-old cricketer, who prior to signing for Gloucestershire Cricket in 2016 scored more than 7,000 runs in 185 first class appearances for Durham, will use the fully-liveried Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 4 to carry out business engagements and travel to and from matches. There are also plans for Phil to participate in CCR Mitsubishi Bristol customer events and launches.

On receiving the top-of-the-range version of the recently-launched Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, Phil said: “It’s fantastic to be involved with a business that is passionate about supporting its local club and I’m really looking forward to getting out and about in the Eclipse Cross. I’ve always been a fan of SUVs and it looks fantastic.”

Chris Green, General Manager, CCR Mitsubishi, presented Phil with the keys to the striking Eclipse Cross. He added: “We’re delighted to give our backing to such a fantastic sportsman and Phil’s a great ambassador. His performance on the cricket pitch is superb, so it’s only right that we’ve matched him with our most athletic model. The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross has been a huge success since its launch earlier in the year and we’re sure that Phil will enjoy driving it. We very much look forward to working with him in the future.”

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Photo: Chris Green, General Manager, CCR Mitsubishi, presents Phil Mustard of Gloucestershire Cricket Club with his new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross.