PICTURES: England cricket star Ben Stokes marries Clare Ratcliffe in Somerset

PUBLISHED: 09:53 16 October 2017 | UPDATED: 09:53 16 October 2017

Ben Stokes and his wife Clare at St Mary's Church in East Brent. Picture: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Ben Stokes and his wife Clare at St Mary's Church in East Brent. Picture: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Some of the biggest names in English sport were out in Somerset to see cricketer Ben Stokes marry Clare Ratcliffe.

England all-rounder Ben Stokes arriving for his marriage to  Clare Ratcliffe. Picture: Steve Parsons/PA WireEngland all-rounder Ben Stokes arriving for his marriage to Clare Ratcliffe. Picture: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

The couple tied the knot at the church of St Mary the Virgin in East Brent, near Weston-super-Mare, on Saturday.

The pair have two children, called Libby and Layton.

Among the guests at their wedding were current England Test captain Joe Root, former captain Alistair Cook, fast bowler Stuart Broad, wicket-keeper Jos Buttler and Durham all-rounder Paul Collingwood.

Guests sang hymns including Jerusalem during the 40-minute service.

Ben Stokes and his wife Clare St Mary's Church in East Brent. Picture: Steve Parsons/PA WireBen Stokes and his wife Clare St Mary's Church in East Brent. Picture: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

There were loud cheers from guests at the end of the ceremony and the newly-married couple posed for pictures and kissed outside the church.

England former captain Alistair Cook (centre, left) with Joe Root (centre, right) outside the church. Picture: Steve Parsons/PA WireEngland former captain Alistair Cook (centre, left) with Joe Root (centre, right) outside the church. Picture: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

The England Test vice-captain’s reception was then held at DoubleTree by Hilton, Cadbury House in Congresbury.

Ben Stokes and his wife Clare at St Mary's Church in East Brent. Picture: Steve Parsons/PA WireBen Stokes and his wife Clare at St Mary's Church in East Brent. Picture: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

England Test captain Joe Root. Picture: Steve Parsons/PA WireEngland Test captain Joe Root. Picture: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Ben Stokes and his wife Clare at St Mary's Church in East Brent. Picture: Steve Parsons/PA WireBen Stokes and his wife Clare at St Mary's Church in East Brent. Picture: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Ben Stokes and his wife Clare at St Mary's Church in East Brent. Picture: Steve Parsons/PA WireBen Stokes and his wife Clare at St Mary's Church in East Brent. Picture: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

England all-rounder Ben Stokes kisses his newly-married wife Clare outside the church. Picture: Steve Parsons/PA WireEngland all-rounder Ben Stokes kisses his newly-married wife Clare outside the church. Picture: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

England cricket player Alastair Cook (left) with his wife Alice, and Stuart Broad (second right) and Paul Collingwood arrive. Picture: Steve Parsons/PA WireEngland cricket player Alastair Cook (left) with his wife Alice, and Stuart Broad (second right) and Paul Collingwood arrive. Picture: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Clare Ratcliffe arrives at the church. Picture: Steve Parsons/PA WireClare Ratcliffe arrives at the church. Picture: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

England cricket players Jos Buttler (left), Eoin Morgan (centre) and Sam Billings (right) arrive. Picture: Steve Parsons/PA WireEngland cricket players Jos Buttler (left), Eoin Morgan (centre) and Sam Billings (right) arrive. Picture: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Clare Ratcliffe arrives at St Mary's Church. Picture: Steve Parsons/PA WireClare Ratcliffe arrives at St Mary's Church. Picture: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

St Mary's Church in East Brent, where the couple got married. Picture:Steve Parsons/PA WireSt Mary's Church in East Brent, where the couple got married. Picture:Steve Parsons/PA Wire

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