Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

Launch Day At New Road Of Worcestershire Street Sixes

Launch Day At New Road Of Worcestershire Street Sixes

The launch of the QualitySolicitors Parkinson Wright Worcestershire Street Sixes. hosted by the Worcestershire Cricket Board, will take place at New Road tomorrow between 5.15pm and 7pm.

Fourteen teams have so far entered the competition, with spaces for two more,  which is being staged on July 19 outside Crowngate in Angel Place, Worcester.

The draw for the first round will be made at the launch event.

Teams, who will be distributed with their competition kit, can take their pick between either playing some games or receiving specialist coaching on how to bat and how to bowl.

It is also an opportunity to meet and network with the opposition and there will be team photos plus a group photo courtesy of the Worcester News.

The initial aim for the competition is to change perceptions about cricket, to stress it can be played anywhere, that it is a game for anyone and everyone to enjoy which brings diverse groups of people together.

But in addition the purpose of Street Sixes, which also has the support of Modus, Sanlam and Worcester BID, is to raise funds to enable the WCBL to take cricket into disadvantaged communities.

The cost to enter is £210 per six strong team and that includes entry fee for the competition, shirts displaying the names of the respective teams and an after tournament party at Browns Restaurant in the evening.

In addition the Boston Tea Party are providing free tea and cake for participating teams. The competition is the brainchild of WCBL Cricket Development Director, Tom Hill.