WORCESTERSHIRE Cricket is running the county's second annual Street Sixes cricket tournament in the city next month.

The event, in aid of the Worcestershire Cobham Cricket Trust, is being played in Angel Place and down the High Street on the afternoon of July 10, with up to 24 teams of Worcestershire businesses taking part in a fun and fast cricket format.

Street Sixes is raising funds to take cricket into disadvantaged communities, where young people have limited opportunities, and is being sponsored by the Worcestershire Ambassadors as one of their support programme of community initiatives.

Modus are and Sanlam are also backing the initiative on the back of last years success.

Entries of teams of 10 people are being invited to sign up by the end of May.

Tom Hill, cricket development director at Worcestershire Cricket who is running Street Sixes, said: “As well as raising funds to support disadvantaged young people, this is an original and fun team building exercise, for staff, colleagues, clients and suppliers to get together as a team.

"We already have teams from local businesses including Ringway, Worcester County Council, Modus and Santander already signed up and are honoured to have the support and backing of the Worcestershire Ambassadors to help highlight this cause and our event.

"Thanks too to Worcester Cathedral for their support in letting us practice on top of the Cathedral tower.

"This is after all about bringing cricket where there are no ball games allowed.”

To find out more or register your team for Street Sixes, email Tom Hill at tom.hill@wccc.co.uk.