The showpiece of Worcestershire skipper Daryl Mitchell's benefit year will take place on November 3 with a dinner in the famous Long Room at Lord's.

There will be an illustrious trio of guest speakers in former England players Alec Stewart, Angus Fraser and Geoff Miller.

There will be a pre-dinner hour long drinks reception with unlimited house wine, beer and soft drinks.

That will be followed by the three course dinner with cofee and petite fours and half a bottle of house wine per person.

More than 120 tickets have already been sold for this black tie event for which the price is £200 per person.

Anyone wanting to book tickets or requiring further information should call Mark Ashbourne on 07506 747619.

Closer to home, there will be plenty of cricket and family fun on offer next Wednesday (July 20) when a Daryl Mitchell XI take on an Eastnor CC Select XI in a T20 match at Eastnor Cricket Club in the shadow of Eastnor Castle.

As well as the match, there will be plenty of other attractions to keep everyone entertained included a bar, stalls and music with the match starting at 5.30pm.

The entrance is just £3 per person with Under 16s free. Please contact Jim Sandford at winnipegj4@aol.com or on 07751 298740 for full details.