Saturday, March 14th, 2020


worcestershire cricket society’s final winter cricket evening of 2019-2020 at New Road – featuring fred rumsey and stephen chalke – has had to be postponed for a second time.

the evening in the graeme hick pavilion had been rescheduled for march 24 after the society took an early decision to switch from the original march 3 date because of the widespread flooding in the county.

there were no such problems anticipated for tuesday week but unfortunately author stephen chalke has had to pull out because of a family health concern while ex county paceman and pca founder member fred rumsey is not currently in the best of health.

it is hoped to once again reschedule the event for later in the year.

meanwhile, the society’s three-day trip incorporating gloucestershire, somerset and glamorgan and several other non-sporting excursions from april 5 to 7 will go ahead.

society secretary mike hitchings said: “i have spoken to the coach company and hand sanitisers will be on board and we will ensure that everyone follows the strictest of hygiene rules at this challenging time.

“we have also taken into account the fact the coach trips this year will be relatively short compared to those for last year’s trip to the north east.”