Kate Winslet is constructing a cricket pitch in the grounds of her new country house in honour of England's victory over Australia this summer


The TITANIC beauty and her husband, Academy Award-winning director Sam Mendes, have planned the addition to their Cotswolds mansion to coincide with hype surrounding the sport following the Ashes series between the two countries - which England won for the first time in 18 years.

Cricket-mad Mendes regularly plays, and has received the whole-hearted support of locals for the novel landscape gardening project.

A resident says, "It's a strong rumour and definitely something I wouldn't be objecting to."