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The West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner is supporting the international Police Twenty20 Cricket Carnival returning to Worcestershire and the West Midlands in August.

All matches are free for spectators to attend and take place in cricket grounds across Worcestershire and the West Midlands from 12- 16 August, hosted by Worcester Police Cricket Club (WPCC).

Nine Police teams from around the world will be competing in the 20 over format of the game including Worcester, NYPD, Toronto, new South Wales (Australia), Western Australia, Sri Lanka, Royal Military Police, Kent and a team from the rest of the world (including players from UK, Antigua, ROI and NI). Community Ambassador Margaret Sherrey, will be taking part in the opening ceremony on Monday 12th August.

Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion said “The cricket festival is testament to the loyalty, commitment and values within the policing family which extends across the globe. I would like to thank all those, who’ve given up their time to make this international event happen.”

SNT Inspector Mark Chappell, one of the organisers of the carnival, said: “The international twenty20 cricket carnival is a brilliant few days for everyone involved, including the spectators. With England’s recent World Cup win in the 50 over format of the game we hope to see a large number of people come along and support police teams from across the globe and especially our own Worcester team.”

“Matches start on the 12 August and are free to watch, Worcester Police’s first match is against the New York Police Department and will be played at Belbroughton Cricket Club on Monday 12 August, starting at 9.30am.

“If you do have time during the week to visit some of the matches, please come and cheer on Worcester’s cricket team and all the teams playing!”

Officers, staff and family members from West Mercia Police and West Midlands Police are not only playing in matches they are managing the cricket carnival and would love you to all come and support the players throughout the tournament.

Matches are played in a round robin format and will last around 2 hours per match. For a full list of the fixtures visit the West Mercia Police website or

Issued: Wednesday 7th August 2019