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Queen guitarist Brian May stops cricket match by landing his helicopter on pitch

It was a case of 'May stopped play' in Cornwall after a helicopter landed in the middle of a cricket pitch.

Queen guitarist Brian May, 74, and wife, Anita, 72, arrived on the chopper for a wedding.

The pair appeared unperturbed as they exited the helicopter, strolling across the outfield to where a vehicle was waiting to transport them to the venue.

They were attending the wedding of Queen drummer Roger Taylor’s doctor daughter Rory in Mawnan Smith, a village in south Cornwall.

It meant an inevitable delay to the Cornwall Cricket League match between Falmouth CC 2nds and Helston 2nds, with play held up for several minutes.

Mick Davidson, who was at the club watching his son Connor, explained to The Packet how he heard the helicopter behind the trees.

"I had no idea it was coming to land, to be honest, with it being so low and close I thought it was the air ambulance," he said.

"It came over the trees and was going land, last thing on my mind was taking a photo, it was coming down so close, all the grit and leaf debris was blown up and into my car, I had the roof down, so was a bit blinded by that and was being buffeted by the down draft. He landed and shut down. Was then obvious it wasn't the air ambulance.

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"The pilot got out and opened the rear door to let his passengers out, no idea, initially, who it was because his back was to me, but I thought the hair looked like Brian May's.

"He turned round and was instantly recognisable, he helped Anita out and walked to the awaiting car, it was all over so quickly I had to search and log into my phone so made a bit of a pig's ear of the photos."

Unfortunately for Falmouth the appearance of May, who co-founded the famous band with Taylor and lead singer Freddie Mercury, didn't end in a rendition of 'We are the champions'.

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The hosts were eventually beaten by 35 runs.

A Falmouth club official said: “Everyone just stopped to watch this monster land in the middle of the game. Brian left by helicopter at about 10.15pm.”

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