THERE will be a public service of thanksgiving for the former Worcestershire and Droitwich cricketer Damian D’Oliveira on Monday, July 28 at the county ground.

Mr D’Oliveira, who played for Droitwich Cricket Club and Ombersley Cricket Club, passed away earlier this month after a long battle with cancer.

The service will be taking place in the Graeme Hick Pavilion at Worcestershire County Cricket Ground from 2pm.

A second eleven trophy match with Durham at Brandon Cricket Club, which was due to be played on the same date, has now been put back 24 hours, to allow players to attend the service, as well as the first team squad and coaching staff.