A BARNSLEY charity has been left bowled over after teaming up with new patron and top England cricketer Katherine Brunt.

The Barnsley-born England bowler has been announced as a patron of Local Mencap Barnsley, based at Priory Campus.

She joins long-time friend and colleague, world-renowned cricket coach Paul Shaw, who became ambassador to the charity earlier this year.

Local Mencap Barnsley runs and organises activity days, social evenings, day trips and holidays for people with learning difficulties and Paul said he and Katherine would like to help the charity to do even more.

Read more in this weeks Barnsley Chronicle