Montgomery Cricket Club’s annual President’s Day was a huge success as four teams battled it out in a six-a-side Cricket World Cup-themed competition.

Held at Montgomery’s beautiful Lymore ground, the event saw four teams, Australia, New Zealand, India and Pakistan, competing for victory in a series of quickfire 10-over matches where every player had to bowl two overs each.

New Zealand, captained by second team skipper Dave Jones, were the eventual winners thanks to match winning performance by Ieuan Griffiths as they beat Pakistan, captained by his vice-captain and brother Richard Jones, in the final.

First team captain Sam Davies skipper Australia while his vice-captain Aaron Ruff-Cock captained India.

Club chairman John Barker said: “I would like to thank everyone who came along and supported our annual President’s Day, which is a hugely important part of Montgomery Cricket Club’s calendar.

“We enjoyed a great day of cricket and it was also lovely to see so many youngsters getting involved.

“The future of the club looks really bright and I would encourage anyone wanting to get involved in the sport, whatever your age, to contact us to find out more about what we can offer.”

During the day the club also officially unveiled the new James ‘Jimmy’ Corfield scoreboard.

The electronic scoreboard was purchased and installed during the off-season using money donated from James’ funeral and features a plaque in memory of the talented youngster.

It also features a silhouette of James bowling from a photograph taken by County Times photographer Phil Blagg.

John added: “The new electronic scoreboard is a fabulous addition to the ground. Its appearance keeps with tradition of the original black and white scorebox while placing us firmly in the 21st century.

“James was a hugely talented young cricketer and a wonderful person.

“He will forever remain in the hearts of everyone associated with Montgomery Cricket Club and we are delighted to have unveiled the new scoreboard in his name.”