A landmark anniversary was marked at a Wimbledon cricket club with a visit from Alec Stewart.

A surprise gala dinner and celebration was held for Peter Curtis, who has been the treasurer of the Old Wimbledonians Cricket Club for 50 years.

The guest of honour was retired former England captain Mr Stewart, who presented a gobsmacked Mr Curtis with an engraved silver salver and messages of congratulations from current England Captain Alistair Cook, and former England players Mark Butcher, Dominic Cork and Kevin Pietersen.

About 90 people packed into the clubhouse in Coombe Lane, Raynes Park, on Friday, March 28 for the event.

Mr Curtis, 74, said: "I was absolutely amazed when I saw Alec Stewart.

"The first I knew about it is when I arrived.

"It was a great honour."

Mr Curtis began as the club treasurer in 1964 and has been on the committee ever since.

He played for the club over the years but he has taken a step back and now supports the team from the sidelines.