CRICKET-mad twins Thomas and George Lewis experienced one of the most memorable days of their lives when they walked out at Lords on Sunday with the ICC Cricket World Cup trophy.

The 14-year-old brothers from West End, Foxham, were invited to bring the trophy onto the pitch for the England v New Zealand final at the home of cricket in St John's Wood in London.

Thomas, the elder twin, said: "It was just the best game ever. It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience and probably will never happen again."

George added: "It was a fantastic match. It was the longest day ever and probably the craziest and the most fun."

The teenagers only found out 10 days before the final that they had been selected by the International Cricket Council to bring on the trophy after entering a UNICEF competition to text and make a donation.

They were taken to London by mum and dad, Karen and Andrew Lewis, who said: "The boys were almost overwhelmed by the occasion. They have lived and breathed cricket for the past eight years.

"They found out they were going to the final about ten days before the event - but at that point they didn't know that England would be playing New Zealand in the final."

The twins play cricket for Hardenhuish School in Chippenham and the Goatacre Cricket Club near RAF Lyneham, where one of their local heroes Liam Dawson, who is a member of the England cricket squad, also started his career.

At the final, they met Mr Dawson, as well as ICC Cricket World Cup winning captains Sachin Tendulkar (India), Steve Waugh (Australia) and Clive Lloyd (West Indies).

Prior to going to the final, the boys had also watched three other ICC Cricket World Cup matches, including the opening game England v South Africa at the Oval, New Zealand v Sri Lanka in Cardiff, and New Zealand v Australia at Lords.