THE scheduled pre-season friendly clash between Bromsgrove Sporting and Kidderminster Harriers has been postponed due to the rising temperatures across the UK.

The next 48 hours are expected to be the hottest ever in the United Kingdom, with temperatures rising towards 40 degrees in some places.

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Sporting events on Monday and Tuesday have been cancelled across the country and the decision has now been made that the friendly at the Victoria Ground has been postponed.

A club statement from Sporting read: "Due to the forecast weather and with the health and well-being of everyone connected to both clubs, it is of paramount importance that Tuesday;s match with Kidderminster Harriers has been postponed."

Worcester City's U18 match with Cheltenham Saracens has also been called-off this evening.

Malvern Town and Bewdley Town are set for a Wednesday pre-season clash in the evening, but it remains to be seen if the temperatures will have dropped enough to see that one go ahead.