A housebuilder has announced its sponsorship of Malvern's Colwall Cricket Club for the sporting year.

The support is part of Persimmon Homes South Midlands' community outreach in the South Midlands region, near its Malvern Rise development.

The sponsorship of the cricket club will raise the developer's profile around Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Gloucestershire, and Oxfordshire.

Colwall Cricket Club was established in 1872 and the Women’s Cricket Association was formed there following a series of women's matches in 1926, and this tradition continues until today.

Recently, the club celebrated a win at Lord's Cricket Ground bagging the 2020 National Village Cup.

Jak Harper, construction director at Persimmon Homes South Midlands, said: "We’re proud to be sponsoring Colwall Cricket Club as we expand our presence in the South Midlands region.

"What we do is about so much more than just building high quality homes, it’s also about supporting the communities in and around our developments in the ways that have the most impact."

“Sport is one of the main ways in which community spirit can be fostered, so it’s a delight to be able to show our support to Colwall Cricket Club.”