A team of former England cricketers are to take part in a tournament with a difference in Birmingham.

A charity cricket match on Sunday, sponsored by Cala Homes (Midlands) will see the team of greats join celebrities to battle it out against the region's business community.

Together they will raise money for the inner-city youth charity Fairbridge West Midlands after the housebuilder gave cricket fans the chance to "pay to play". Former England players Mark Ramprakash, Chris Cowdrey, Andy Lloyd, Devon Malcolm, Tim Munton, Gladstone Small and Fred Rumsey will make up the Fairbridge XI team.

They will be captained by Chris Tarrant and joined by BBC news presenter Nick Owen, cartoonist Bill Tidy and former England and British Lions Rugby international Roger Uttley.

Places on the Cala Homes XI team have been snatched up for £500 donations, with money raised going directly to the charity.

Peter Tomlinson, High Sheriff of the West Midlands, will act as compere at the event at Harborne Cricket Club in Birmingham.

Steve Rush, Cala Homes (Midlands) area sales and marketing director, said the aim of the match was to raise £25,000 for the charity to mark its tenth anniversary.

He said: "This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for the amateur cricketer or plain enthusiast to pit their bowling skills against such prolific run scorers as Mark Ramprakash and Andy Lloyd or to experience the thrill of batting against brilliant fast bowlers like Devon Malcolm and Gladstone Small."

The match, which begins at 2pm, is open to the public with a £2.50 entrance fee for spectators aged 14 and over.