Service to honour WW1 Worcestershire cricket players

Refurbished plaque The service was held before Worcestershire took on Gloucestershire

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A service has been held to rededicate a memorial to players and members of Worcestershire County Cricket Club who were killed in World War One.

Seventeen people from the club, including 10 first XI players, died.

The memorial used to hang above the bar in the old 19th Century pavilion but had become blackened and almost impossible to read, the club said.

Stourport Academy pupils restored it and it was rededicated ahead of a match against Gloucestershire.

A second memorial, which includes names from the original plaque as well as others who died in World War Two, has also been produced and was unveiled on Sunday.

The service was held on the balcony of the Kenyon Room, between the Hick pavilion and the New Road stand, and was attended by the students who helped with the restoration.

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