The UK’s first ever LGBTQ+ cricket tournament has been hailed a success after teams from across the country gathered in Birmingham – and sent out a powerful sporting inclusion message.

Sides representing five professional clubs – Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Middlesex and Northamptonshire – competed in the event at Sutton Coldfield CC on Sunday (11 June).

Around 200 spectators contributed to a festival feel and saw Middlesex lift the inaugural trophy as they progressed through the round-robin format undefeated.