Brighouse retailer in administration

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A buyer is being sought for a leading cricket retailer.

PKF LLP Accountants and business advisers are now seeking new buyers for Rochdale-based Romida Sports Limited, which has a store in Wakefield Road.

Joint administrators Kerry Bailey and Jon Newell said efforts during the last few weeks to save the business had failed.

The company employed 10 staff across four shops and the business was formed in 1978.

Romida stocked a massive range of cricket bats, pads, gloves, footwear and clothing and cricket bags. It also specialised in junior cricket equipment.

The retailer was recognised as being one of the leading experts in the sport having had former Yorkshire Cricket Players Scott Richardson and Paul Hutchinson among their personnel.

The Manchester office of financial service firm PKF are seeking buyers for the family business as a whole or as separate units.

A notice on the company website says all the shops are closed until further notice.

It also says suppliers to the company, customers who have paid deposits and customers who have claims for refunds should detail their claims by contacting the joint administrators.

Romida Teamwear Ltd, a separate branch to Romida Sports Ltd, is unaffected by the development.