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World Cup comes to club of two countries

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Cricket fans have been getting into the World Cup spirit – after the tournament’s golden trophy visited a club in two countries.

Alberbury Cricket Club straddles the border of Wales and England, meaning batsmen can hit a six from one into the other.

And after learning of the story of Alberbury’s location, the International Cricket Council (ICC) decided to bring the trophy along to the Shropshire Cricket League side.

“It got the local kids really excited and into their cricket,” said social secretary James Hearle. “It’s not every day the Cricket World Cup comes to Alberbury – it’s once in a lifetime, we’re very proud.”

Schoolchildren flocked to the event, along with Alberbury club members and representatives of Cricket Shropshire and the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB).

The day’s festivities were organised by Hearle, Richard Jones, Rene Jones, Preston Fletcher and Ian Crawshaw.

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