THE Cricket World Cup visited Sale Sports Club on its tour of the country to coincide with the soft opening of the clubs new £1.4m community facility.

The ECB have supported the new development to the tune of £150,000 in grants and loans and were keen for young cricketers for the Sale club to get the chance to see the trophy won last month by England close up in the hope it will inspire them in their future cricketing success.

Children attending the club’s multi-sport summer camps also got the chance to see the trophy ahead of a day of fun sporting activity.