WORCESTERSHIRE CCC have made a generous offer to people affected by flooding of their homes in the county.

They can claim a complimentary family ticket to attend a County Championship or Royal London Cup fixture during the 2020 season.

The club's own Blackfinch New Road base by the River Severn has again been hit by the flooding.

Chiefs hope to have the ground cleaned up in time for the first home game on April 25 against Sussex in Championship Division Two but will head to Kidderminster's Chester Road base if it is not ready.

County chairman Fanos Hira said “We recognise the widespread devastation caused by the floods in the Worcestershire area and the suffering it continues to cause to the local community.

"We hope this small gesture allows those worst affected to come and enjoy some cricket at Blackfinch New Road during the summer.

“We would like to thank all in the city who have worked tirelessly to keep Worcester operational and safe during these difficult days.

"Our focus will soon shift to the clean-up. In the absence of any further flooding we anticipate being ready for our first home game on April 25.

"Failing that we have contingency plans with a move to Kidderminster.”

For more details on the offer, visit wccc.co.uk.

Meanwhile, Worcestershire paceman Pat Brown hopes to be fit for a return to action in mid-May and in time for the Vitality Blast.

Brown, 21, is having rehab on the lower back stress fracture which ruled him out of the Big Bash League with Melbourne Stars and England’s South Africa tour.

He played for England in four T20Is in New Zealand in November and helped Rapids to two Blast finals in a row and the title in 2018.

Brown has extended his contract until 2023.

On his rehab work he said: “It is going along fine. I see the lads at Malvern College and you see the other boys running in, bowling and enjoying training.

“The key is to use it as motivation because I want to be back doing that sort of thing as soon as I can.

“I’ve got the scan on March 12 which, fingers crossed, will show the fracture is healed and closed. From there it is just a case of getting back to bowling drills and running and hopefully being fit for mid-May.”