A cricket mad landlord has given the old Shaw Lane scoreboard its second innings by using some of the bricks to create a tribute inside his pub.

Antony Youel is the owner of The Monkey at Thurgoland and he is on a mission to rebuild part of the old scoreboard 'brick by brick' around the pub's fireplace.

The 49-year-old was hit for six when he heard the 80-year-old brick scoreboard was being demolished two years ago and decided to create something to remember it by.

Antony said: "I saw it was being knocked down and I thought to myself 'I'm having some of them' so I asked about it and they said yes so I drove down and picked some bricks up.

"Slowly but surely we're getting more of them signed and I'm desperate for Darren Gough to put his name on one.

"Regulars love it. You might say they're bowled over."

Antony is calling it 'living history' an has even renamed the part of the pub as the Fiery Fred end as a tribute to fast bowler Fred Trueman.

Barnsley Cricket Club's chairman, Trelford Mills, has given the project his official approval.