FOLLOWING a successful career in first-class cricket Jack Shantry has now turned his hand to umpiring.

The 32-year-old, from Shropshire, will be talking about his experiences at 'An Evening with Jack Shantry' hosted by Herefordshire Cricket Society on Thursday (February 20).

The evening will take place at Hereford Rowling Club from 7pm.

After starting his career playing for Shropshire under-17s Shantry soon progressed to play for Shropshire in the Minor Counties and seconds cricket for Worcestershire.

The left handed batsman and medium paced bowler had a fantastic senior debut for Worcestershire in a Pro40 match against Essex in August 2009, taking the wicket of Ravi Bopara.

He soon cemented his first team place in the Worcestershire side and hit his maiden first-class century over Surrey, a win that guaranteed Worcestershire promotion to Division One.

In June 2018, Shantry announced his retirement due to ongoing back injuries and is now turning his hand to coaching and a professional career as an umpire.

His cricket career ending figures saw Shantry finish with 1,640 runs from 92 first class matches.

Shantry finished with bowling figures of 266 wickets with an average of 29.25, his best bowling figures were 7/60.

For more information and for non-member tickets contact Ken Sharpe on 01432 359990.