HP Bulmer is to sponsor the English cricket team for the fifth consecutive year through its Scrumpy Jack brand.

The news came as almost 200 acres of apple orchards that HP Bulmer had been leasing were put up for auction in Moorhampton and Hereford in Worcestershire.

Humberts Estate Agents was hoping to raise £2,500 an acre for the 67 acres in Moorhampton and £3,000 an acre for the 115 acres at Farm Field in Hereford.