The Worcestershire Cricket Society two-day trip to Manchester in early April is attracting growing support.

The number of people committed to under-taking the trip – organised by WCS committee member Mike Hitchings – has now topped the 40 mark.

But places are still available for anyone who wants to participate – including non WCS members.

The April 5-6 excursion includes an overnight stay at the Mercure Hotel in Wigan with the highlight being a tour of Old Trafford Cricket Ground on day two.

A 53 seater coach has been hired for the trip which costs only £80 in total.

Many people have already paid the full amount well in advance after an initial deposit of £20.

But anyone who has still to complete the remaining balance should do so by the Cricket Society's March 8 meeting in the Graeme Hick Pavilion, 7.30pm start.

If you cannot attend, cheques should be made out to 'Worcestershire Cricket Society' and sent to Mike Hitchings at 34 Derwent Drive, Mitton, Tewkesbury, Glos. GL20 8BB.

If you have any queries, please contact Mike on 07979 464715.

The coach will depart from New Road at 9.10am on April 5 and return home at approximately 7pm on April 6.

The Cricket Society have received permission from Worcestershire CCC for cars to be left at New Road for the duration of the trip but they must be parked in the area in front of the nets on the Premier Inn side of the ground.

*Full details of the intinerary for the trip to Manchester can be found in the January newsletter of the Cricket Society.