WORCESTERSHIRE County Cricket Club will finally able to welcome victims of Storm Dennis to New Road later this summer, two years after floods devastated the Worcestershire region.

The Club will hand out free tickets and food to more than two thousand people who were affected when Worcestershire host Derbyshire in the Royal London Cup match on August 14.

Worcestershire will extend a warm welcome to all those affected and to the emergency services who helped everyone through the devastation caused by the storm.

The day will involve free face painting, circus skills workshops, and a climbing wall. In addition, during the interval, youngsters will be able to play on the famous New Road pitch with our Cricket Skills Session and post-match, the players will be 'in the dugout' to sign autographs and photos.

Twenty young cricketers from Bewdley Cricket Club, who were themselves affected by Storm Dennis, will be forming a guard of honour at the start of the game.

This was an event the club were hoping to run back in 2020 but Covid-19 meant that it had to be postponed.

Back in February of that year, Club Chair Fanos Hira recognised that whilst everyone at Worcestershire County Cricket is well versed in dealing with the effects of flooding at New Road, the storm caused widespread devastation and suffering in the Worcestershire area.

He promised a free "day in the sun" for all those affected and in around six weeks time, he will be able to honour that promise at New Road.

"Back in 2020, we promised a free day in the sun for all affected by Storm Dennis," said Hira.

"We wanted to offer a free day at the cricket in 2020 but unfortunately couldn't do so that year and the following year due to the pandemic.

"Whilst we are well used to dealing with flooding here at New Road, Storm Dennis caused widespread suffering across the county, and we hope that this small gesture allows those affected to come and enjoy some cricket here at New Road this summer."