A former England international cricketer will visit Cumbria to host a junior masterclass session ahead of a village cup.

30-time Voneus Village Cup entrants Lanercost Cricket Club kick off this year’s road to Lord’s when they take on Daisy Hill Cricket Club at home on April 23 in the first round.

To celebrate the club’s dedication to grassroots cricket, former England international cricketer Lydia Greenway will be hosting a junior masterclass session from 10am to 12pm on April 23.

Lydia Greenway said: "It's a fantastic tournament that has played a crucial role in flying the flag for grassroots cricket for over 50 years, particularly in the game's rural communities.

“I’m really looking forward to meeting everyone at Lanercost having heard some great things about the club.

“I know they have a thriving junior section and I can’t wait to link up with these young players and hopefully play a part in inspiring them as they begin their cricketing journeys.”

Mike Mitchelson said: "There has been a buzz around the local community since Voneus got in touch about shining a spotlight on our first-round fixture.

“We hope to have a good crowd and any funds raised on the day will make a huge difference to a rural cricket club like us.”