England cricketer Jonny Bairstow was the star in town last week as the Yorkshire wicket-keeper opened the refurbished clubhouse at Adwalton Cricket Club in Drighlington last Wednesday.
The £40,000 renovation of the facility has produced a brand new bar area, extended lounge and toilets, with most of the work being completed by grafters from the cricket club’s own ranks.
Jonny, who scored a stunning 58-ball hundred as Yorkshire beat Durham in the T20 blast last week, followed in the footsteps of his father David, who opened the top tier extension to the Adwalton clubhouse in 1985.
The batsman, who has 14 test caps for England, then spent time with the club’s junior team, signing shirts and posing for photos before taking part in a Q and A session and pulling the first ever pints in the new bar for the club’s thirsty members.
Club Secretary Ian Lindley said: “It’s great that Jonny made the time to dash from the county game at Headingley to a small club like Adwalton and totally make our evening - many thanks to him.