The RAF Cricket Association team touch down at Oswestry's Stonehouse Oval this coming Friday when they take on a Shropshire X1 in an invitation T20 match, on the final leg of their Midlands tour.

The oldest air force in the world has enjoyed very close links with the county over the years with its stations at Cosford and Shawbury being important homes to the military.

This year the RAF is celebrating its opening century.

County Cricket Chairman, Bryan Jones said : "We are looking forward to the game.

"It is always a pleasure going to Oswestry. The club has some excellent facilities and attracts good support for county games.

"People will, hopefully, turn out in their numbers for the match."

Shropshire will see the game as a useful warm-up for their 50-over match against Staffordshire in the Unicorns Trophy at Himley on Sunday, followed by their T20 clash with Bucks over the bank holiday.

Play gets under way at Morda Road on Friday at 4pm. Admission is free. Outdoor catering will be available.