CRICKETERS in Corbridge are hoping they’re not the only English people getting this close to the sport’s most illustrious trophy this summer.

Corbridge Cricket Club received a special visit on Tuesday as the Cricket World Cup was on display at the Stanners ground, ahead of yesterday’s England crunch group game with New Zealand at Chester-le-Street.

The trophy caused a stir among visitors young and old at the cricket club, with people lining up for the once in a lifetime opportunity to get a picture with the silverware.

Corbridge Cricket Club chairman, John Maude, said: “It’s such an honour to have the trophy for the biggest cricket competition in the world here at Corbridge, and we are so grateful for the opportunity.

“We have a thriving junior section here and there is no doubt they will be inspired by getting so close to the Cricket World Cup. It’s a great occasion for the club.”