The Worcestershire Street Sixes ended with a final victory for the team from Heart of Worcestershire College.
From the 24 teams who entered and played in the city centre on 10 July, the final six teams played on 20 July to find the overall winning team, who were then presented with their award by English cricket legend Mike Gatting.
The event, sponsored by the Worcestershire Ambassadors, saw teams from Worcestershire businesses including Sanlam, Worcestershire Ambassadors, David Lloyd and BMW, Tesco, and the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce pitted against each other. The aim was to have fun but also to raise funds to take cricket to the most deprived areas across the county, introducing disadvantaged children to the sport.
Chair of the Worcestershire Ambassadors Vince Hopkins commented: “The Street Sixes was brilliant fun and everyone had a great time. The message behind the event is to inspire young people and help them on a path to success, using the spirit and motivation of sport. It was great to have the legend Mike Gatting supporting us at the final. Everyone involved is now totally committed to promoting the benefit of playing cricket to these children.”
This year’s Street Sixes raised £6,496 for the Worcestershire street cricket programme which engages young people through cricket and then educates them by helping them write CV’s, improve interview techniques as well as train them to deliver and sustain the street cricket programme itself, for other young people.
To find out more, and to get involved visit www.worcestershirestreetsixes.co.uk