WARGRAVE’S cricket team had an unexpected spectator on Sunday when a parrot called Lucky turned up at their club.
The green Alexandrine parakeet had escaped from his home in Tilehurst on Friday and flown more than 10 miles to the club in Recreation Road.
Lucky, who is just three months old, spent about half an hour flying around the ground and perching on the shoulders of locals until first team player Luke Taylor spotted an appeal on Twitter and called his owner, Amena Siddiqui.
Mr Taylor said: “It was the last game of the season on Saturday and as we had been promoted we had a club match between two select teams.
“I came back from batting and I saw some of the lads were playing with a bird, which was sitting on the picket fence. It was very friendly, hopping on to people’s arms. It was obviously not a wild bird, it was too friendly.