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Watch the video below as Athers and Keysy pick out the good, the bad and the ugly from the return of recreational cricket across the country

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Michael Atherton and Rob Key celebrate the return of recreational cricket on Saturday by giving a few shout-outs to the club cricketers back in action up and down the country

Michael Atherton and Rob Key celebrate the return of recreational cricket on Saturday by giving a few shout-outs to the club cricketers back in action up and down the country

Local cricketers across England got their long-awaited return to the field on Saturday as the coronavirus restrictions were lifted on the grassroots game.

And to celebrate recreational cricket’s return, ‘ Michael Atherton and Rob Key took to Twitter during day four of the first Test between England and the West Indies to give a few shout-outs to the club cricketers back in action up and down the country.

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It was a mixed bag; while there was plenty of talent seemingly on show, there were also one or two dodgy cricketing comebacks. We’ve picked out the best and worst of the bunch…

Picture the scene…

There was the good…

The bad…

And the just plain ugly…

There were some contrasting hat-trick tales…

Some young guns got in on the action…

And some success for the older gentlemen…

And, as for Athers, he fell foul to a Twitter stitch-up, leading to much laughter in the commentary box…