MEMBERS of Clackmannan County Cricket Club held a legends match at the weekend as it celebrated its 150th year.

To mark the huge milestone, the current crop of stars took on a team of former players, some of whom went on to have illustrious careers in Scotland and beyond.

In the end, today's team edged the match by just one wicket in a contest described as “fun and full of laughs”.

There were some big names on show, too, such as Sanjay Patel: The Dollar Academy alumni is currently a senior member on the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).

He was joined by former internationals Bryn Lockie and David Moody as well as numerous former club captains.

Current club captain, Graham Oliver, told the Advertiser that the day was a total success.

He said: “It was a brilliant day and so much fun was had by all. We had the match while there was a BBQ on and lots of entertainment for the kids. We had loads of children and families there.

“We then had a ceilidh at Gean House straight after and that was very well attended, too.”

Graham said that part of the reason for hosting the day, aside from the birthday bash, was to let people know that the cricket club is there amid concern in the sport of dwindling numbers and urged people to come down and give the sport a try.

He also paid tribute to two members who had recently passed away.

Walter Crow and David Henderson were described by Graham as being the backbone of so much that went on at the club.