A HOST of teams will be matching their skills this month in a cricket match with a difference – not at the famous New Road Cricket Ground or a village green, but Worcester High Street.

And making it even more wacky, teams have been practising at the top of Worcester Cathedral.

Worcester Street Sixes unique tournament involving 18 teams of six a side, using soft balls, makes its third annual return to Worcester High Street on Monday, July 16.

Street Sixes is a charity cricket event supported by the Worcestershire Ambassadors and played in the middle of Worcester High Street with the aim of raising funds and awareness to take cricket to places its not normally played, supporting young children from underprivileged backgrounds in Worcestershire.

Teams include event sponsors, Worcestershire Ambassadors, Modus, Ringway, Fortis Living, Sanctuary Housing Group, Sanlam, HW Chamber of Commerce, Worcester City Council, Amco, Folf 2 Folk, Bishop Fleming and Harrison Clarke Rickerby’s, all vying to be crowned 2018 Champions.

Tom Hill, cricket development director and event organiser, said: “We’re really excited about this year’s competition and extremely grateful for the support of the local business community in helping us make a difference.

“Since Street6’s started three years ago we’ve been able to get four hubs set up all supporting over 200 children involved in the Lords Taverners Wicketz programme.

“It is cricket, but not as you know it, and the fun competition enables everyone regardless of age or ability or gender to take place.”

Kevin Powell, vice-chairman of the Worcestershire Ambassadors, said: “We are delighted to be involved in Street Sixes again this year.

“We have fun in the centre of Worcester whilst supporting a very worthwhile cause.”

For further information, call Daniel Daniels on 01905 391047 or 07903 624831.