More than 700 guests from the county’s business community helped ensure Shropshire CCC’s annual hospitality day, the first sponsored by Pure Telecom, was once again an outstanding success.

Enjoying hospitality and entertainment in a luxury marquee on the edge of the boundary at Wrekin College, guests also had the chance to watch Shropshire play two T20 matches against an international Invitation XI which included former India Test batsman Wasim Jaffer.

Shropshire chairman Toby Shaw, the event organiser, said: “It was another fantastic day and the event seems to get better and better all the time. We were blessed with some fantastic weather and the cricket was great, very entertaining. The feedback I’ve had has been unbelievably positive and it was a lovely atmosphere.

“I was delighted with Pure Telecom, the new sponsors, how they embraced the day. Matt Sandford and his team were excellent.

“This was the eleventh year we have staged this event and thank you to everyone who again helped make it such a success.”

The event, Shropshire CCC’s main fund-raiser of the year, will also benefit charities, including MacMillan Cancer Support, with the club to make donations to several good causes.