STONEHENGE played host to a piece of famous cricketing silverware last week.

The English Heritage site was visited by the ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy on Wednesday (March 6).

Wiltshire was chosen as a location for the ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy Tour, in light of the success of Wiltshire Council’s Big Pledge Challenge.

The Challenge engaged 10,000 residents in physical activity last year and will run ‘it’s not just cricket’ challenges in schools and business to mark the World Cup this summer.

Councillor Chris Williams (Ludgershall and Perham Down) said: “When I got the call to ask if I could go out to Stonehenge in the wind and rain with the Cricket World Cup, it was too good an opportunity to turn down.

“Stonehenge is a magical place – we were able to walk right among the stones, which you normally can’t do, so it was a great place to hold the event.

“It’s going to be a great year for cricket in Wiltshire and across the whole of the country.

“After getting the chance to see the Trophy in our county, it would be absolutely perfect if England could go on to win the thing – we love sport here and it would be another massive boost.”

The ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy Tour, driven by Nissan, is on a 100-day tour of England and Wales and will be at over 100 locations and events before arriving back in London ready for the opening match on May 30.