Cricket legend Ben Stokes to return to Cockermouth

Cricket legend Ben Stokes will return to Cumbria this weekend, fresh from his man of the match performance in the World Cup.

The 28-year-old was born in Christchurch, New Zealand, but moved to Cockermouth at a young age where he played cricket for the local club.

Stokes was the home side's hero of the hour who paved the way for a Super Over, a six-ball shoot-out that had only occurred 11 times in international history and never before at the World Cup.

The all-rounder will return home on Saturday to watch Cockermouth Cricket Club in action against Furness at Sandair.

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