I used last week’s column to champion the positive effect that an international sporting event can have on local sport, and lo and behold, we have another one this week.

In case you somehow hadn’t heard, England lifted the Cricket World Cup for the first time ever on Sunday, and in quite remarkable circumstances.

The beauty of having a big national sporting success is the excitement and drama of it all can rub off on anyone, even someone who doesn’t like that sport – or doesn’t even like sport at all.

I saw people I know who don’t usually care for cricket suddenly glued to their television screens and mobile devices as England batted and bowled their way through a tense Super Over, with the match being decided in the final ball of the game – the final ball of many thousands over the eight-week tournament.

The BBC reported that their live website coverage of the final earned just under 40 million page views, which was apparently their most viewed live event ever on their website.

The next step, much like it was for the heightened interest in the women’s football World Cup, is to see if this can bring about a spike in interest in the grassroots game.

If you are local and fancy watching or playing the game, then there are nearly 70 clubs affiliated with the Cornwall Cricket League up and down the county, which serve most areas in Cornwall and offer both Saturday 50-over and midweek Twenty20 leagues.

If you are a child or have a child interested in picking up a bat, then take a look at All Stars Cricket, which gives children aged 5-8 the chance to learn about the sport and develop important skills through fun activities and games.

Our nearest one is in Truro and takes place every Monday evening from 5.30pm to 6.15pm at Truro CC until August 5.

You can find more information on how to get involved in local cricket at cornwallcricket.co.uk