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Cricket hits new heights as charity teams practice on top of cathedral

Teams practice ahead of charity match on the roof of Worcester Cathedral Photo: Bright Sky Videos

Sporting fundraisers will be taking to the streets of Worcester for a cricket match with a difference this month - its location.

It won't be held at the city's New Road cricket ground or a picturesque village green.

Instead teams will battling it out on Worcester's high street. And they've been practicing in an even more unusual location - the roof of historic Worcester Cathedral.

Worcester 'Street Sixes' is a unique tournament involving 18 teams of six-a-side using soft balls.

And it makes its third annual return to the high street on Monday, July 16.

The charity event will raise funds for the Lords Taverners Wicketz initiative, a community cricket programme for local children from underprivileged backgrounds.

Teams vying to be crowned 2018 champions include event sponsors Worcestershire Ambassadors, Modus, Fortis Living, Sanctuary Housing and Worcester City Council.

Tom Hill, event organiser said:

Since Street Sixes started three years ago we’ve been able to get four hubs set up all supporting over 200 children involved in the Lords Taverners Wicketz programme.

– Tom Hill, event organiser