Cows bring cricket game to a halt

This is the moment two cows brought a cricket game to a halt - by invading the pitch mid-match.

Footage shows the hoofed mammals charging across the pitch mid-afternoon having escaped from a nearby field.

They can be seen galloping around Dunton Bassett Cricket Club during the hottest day of the year to the amusement of the crowd.

After doing a lap of the grounds, the pair fittingly exited via cow corner - a fielding position between deep mid-wicket and wide long-on.

Onlooker Lucy Beri, 55, said: "They managed to jump over a fence and cause a traffic jam before they arrived on the grounds.

"My husband has played cricket for 50 years and has never come across anything like it.

"It's definitely a first.

"They actually fled via cow corner which was quite fitting!".

The video was filmed May 30 2021 in Lutterworth, Leicestershire.