Cricket World Cup fever is building in Harrow after the official trophy made its way to a local club.

The trophy – which has been on a nationwide tour in the build up to this year’s tournament – was presented at West Harrow Cricket Club, in Headstone Lane, on Saturday (May 11).

Several Harrow councillors attended the event, and there were tributes to West Harrow secretary Ajit Vyas, who has spent many years promoting grassroots cricket in the borough.

Cllr Keith Ferry, deputy leader of Harrow Council, said: “I was delighted that the Cricket World Cup trophy came to Harrow.

“West Harrow Cricket Club’s success both on and off the field were why the club was chosen to host the trophy and it’s great that we have such great sports clubs in our borough.

“I hope that seeing the trophy in Harrow will inspire the borough’s next generation of cricketers.”

Sanjay Morzaria, whose ‘Little Darlings’ nursery sponsors the club, said he was delighted with the turnout and hopes to see many people supporting the teams over the summer.

His words were echoed by Cllr Anjana Patel, who described the club as “an oasis for children to exercise in a safe environment”.

The Cricket World Cup, hosted in England and Wales, starts on May 30.