The Morning Telegraph documented David’s surprise appearance at a Cricket game at Bretton Gate.
“Surreal” was the word bowler Matt Milner used to describe the moment he had to explain to the America’s Got Talent judge and former Knight Rider star, how the LBW law worked.
Matt (19) said: “We were just chatting and there was a big LBW shout, and the Hoff asked what it was.
“He was great bloke, really friendly.”
Despite the Hoff being “caught out” dress wise, with grey jeans and trainers not quite in keeping with the gleaming whites of the teams on show, there was no shortage of people offering to help, from the tea lady to the groundsman.
The club youngsters, many of whom did not even bat an eyelid at his presence, helped the Hoff get padded up in some borrowed “Kitt”, and Jack (11) and Michael (10) Ford were on hand to give him a few tips on how to stand and hold the bat.
And Callum Medcalf was also hit for six when he received some tips on acting, with the Hoff telling the 10-year-old to “never give up and always follow your dream”.
And meeting his namesake left 21-year-old Greg “Hoffy” Hofbauer (21), from Peterborough’s opponents, Burton Latimer, in a spin.
After The Hoff signed his shirt, he said: “It was unbelievable when he turned up and he was impressed with my shirt having Hoffy on the back.
“What a top bloke.”
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