No rest for the wicket at police sports event

Herts Police community cricket event
Herts Police community cricket event

There’ll be no rest for the wicket as police take on civilians in a community cricket match.

The county-wide initiative is open to anyone and has been organised by officers and staff from Herts Police.

The annual event has received £400 of funding from crime commissioner David Lloyd’s Community Fund.

Attendees can either spectate from the stands or participate in the match between police and community teams.

As well as a fun family day, the event is also an opportunity to learn about the work of the force and commissioner.

Event organiser PC Irfan Ishaq said: “It’s a great opportunity for residents to find out how the police and the Police and Crime Commissioner work for the benefit of the county.

“Whether a fan of cricket or not, there is plenty for everyone to enjoy.”

The match starts at 12pm on Sunday, August 24 on Watford Cricket Club’s Horseshoe Lane ground, and runs until 5pm.

Cash prizes will be awarded to players with the highest score in runs and wickets. Wickes in St Albans is also supporting the event by offering £50 in vouchers to the player who picks up the ‘Man of the Match’ accolade.

Anyone who wishes to play in the match should call PC Ishaq at 07977 275097.