The eagerly awaited book 'Pears 150, the life and times of Worcestershire County Cricket Club 1865-2014' by Andrew Thomas is still available to purchase.

It is available for £28 from the Worcestershire Supporters' Association shop at the back of the Basil D'Oliveira Stand on all home matches at New Road.

As the title suggests, it is a new history of the county cricket club to mark its 150th Anniversary Year.

Pears 150 consists of 540 A4 size pages and traces WCCC’s development from the earliest reported cricket in the county in 1820.

Apart from cricket, Pears 150 has 28 pages giving details about flooding on New Road and mentions many county, national and international events to help put the county cricket club in context.

Pears 150 has more than half a million words, 19 graphs, 22 charts, 14 maps, 23 tables and 243 photographs.

It is an ideal birthday gift, Christmas present, distraction during breaks in play, and cure for insomnia, for all fans of WCCC.

At £28, Pears 150 is expensive (mainly due to the unsponsored cost of printing). Therefore, over five weeks, a few pages from Pears 150 will be posted on the WCCC website, to help you decide whether this large and detailed reference book is value for money or not, at 5.2p a page.