WHILE the Twenty20 World Cup in the United States and the West Indies might be capturing much of the cricketing world’s attention right now, Helensburgh has a milestone of its own to mark in the international game this week.

Helensburgh Cricket Club will play host to an international fixture between the Scotland and Wales over-60 teams on Thursday, June 27 – the first representative game hosted by the club in almost two decades.

The two nations locked horns for the first time last summer, with the touring Welsh side winning comfortably in Greenock against their newly-formed Scottish counterparts before a second match in Paisley was rained off, while the weather also prevented the two nations facing off in a triangular tournament in north Wales later in the year.

There will be a local presence off the pitch, too, with local craft brewery No Limits Brewing running the pitch-side bar for the match.

A Helensburgh Cricket Club spokesperson said: “This will be the first representative game hosted by the club in nearly 20 years, and we can’t wait to show Ardencaple at its best.”

A spokesperson from No Limits Brewing added: “If you are looking for something to do on Thursday afternoon, or fancy something different after you’ve finished work, come along to the club to support Scotland and the first international Helensburgh Cricket Club have hosted in a couple of decades.

“It’s a huge occasion for our community.”

The action gets under way at 1pm and the pitchside bar will be open from 12 noon onwards.