KINGSTON Lacy's village cricketers were in for a shock when opponents Shillingstone pitched up at their Pamphill Green ground on the outskirts of Wimborne Minster for a Dorset League County Division Three match this weekend.

Turning out for Shillingstone was former Sri Lanka left-hander Kumar Sangakkara, who moved to live in the area last year and promised to play a few games for the club when his busy international cricket schedule allowed.

Sangakkara, 46, scored close on 28,000 runs, including 63 hundreds, in an illustrious career for Sri Lanka.

Added to that can now be 68 Dorset League runs - and one wicket, that of Kingston Lacy tailender but, ironically, top scorer Les Small, who made 30 of his side's 101 all out.

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Sangakkara, who retired from Test cricket in 2015, batted number five for Shillingstone and shared a fruitful half-century partnership with his agent, Charlie Austin (40).

He top scored with 68 in his side's 177 all out.

He hit five fours and four sixes before being bowled by Lacy's John Burns (2-17), who celebrated the most famous wicket of his career.

The 76-run victory was Shillingstone's second in four league outings.