Howzat! Queen's Brian May interrupts cricket match by landing his helicopter on the pitch
14 September 2021, 12:39 | Updated: 14 September 2021, 12:42
It was probably the most unlikely thing Falmouth Cricket Club could have expected to happen during a match.
Both everyone playing in and watching the match were 'knocked for six' when Brian and his wife Anita Dobson delayed the match between Falmouth 2nd XI and Helston 2nd XI at the Hine Downing Oval.
They were both in Cornwall to attend the wedding of Queen bandmate Roger Taylor's daughter.
After the 15-minute interruption, Brian and Anita swiftly left the ground in the village of Mawnan Smith, near Falmouth, Cornwall, and departed to the nearby wedding.
A spokesman for Falmouth Cricket Club said: "The helicopter took about seven minutes to land. The club knew it was coming, we do get one or two helicopters who land on the outfield from time to time."
"Everyone just stopped to watch this monster land in the middle of the game," the spokesman went on to say.
"It’s something you don’t see every day. It was quite a good game but we lost. Being the second team, there wasn’t a big crowd."
With not many people in attendance, it doesn't seem that Brian and Anita's grand entry bowled too many spectators over.
After the wedding, they then left in their private helicopter from the same spot at approximately 22:15 that night.
The wedding was for Queen drummer Roger Taylor's daughter Rory, who works in west London as a doctor.
Rory may have not followed in the rock legend's footsteps, but his son Rufus (who now plays drums for rock band The Darkness) joined Adam Lambert and his dad on stage back in 2012, playing drums whilst Lambert and Taylor sang a duet of classic track 'Under Pressure'.