DOCTORS at Bishop Auckland General Hospital are gearing up for their annual charity cricket match.

The popular match between the doctors and a Bishop Auckland Cricket Club social XI is now in its 17th year.

This year's game will be held on the Bishop Auckland Cricket Club grounds at Kingsway on Sunday, July 21 at 10am.

Organisers are looking for donations or raffle prizes for the match, which raises money to provide equipment for the hospital's accident and emergency department.

To help, call the secretary of the accident and emergency department on (01388) 455000 ext 2400.