The focus remains the same, provide the best cricket equipment and advice and passionately promote the game, from grass roots to test level. Romida's position is as strong as ever. So much so that they decide to expand into another discipline ... and Romida Darts is born.
Another sad day as Romida ceases trading after going into administration (October). Andy Woodard, owner of Extra Cover Cricket, steps in and buys the firm to save this great brand and continue the important local community work they are involved in.
Mike sadly loses his battle with cancer. Romida is passed on to his wife Anne and son - former Yorkshire cricketer Scott Richardson.
In only two years, Mike and his wife Anne have built up the business so successfully that Romida is now recognised as one of the largest retailers of personal cricket equipment in the world.
Romida Sports is originally formed by PE teacher and professional cricketer Mike Richardson, of Delph and Dobcross, Crompton and Friarmere fame, as a family business with a view to supplying quality and affordable cricket equipment.