Ed Sheeran and his former school friend Cherry Seaborn enjoyed a date night at a baseball game on Wednesday (02.09.15).

The 'Photograph' hitmaker - who split from his previous girlfriend Athina Andrelos in February this year - was spotted sat alongside Cherry at Citi Field in New York City, where the New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies.

The sight of Ed - who signed autographs for young fans - sat in a matching baseball cap beside his childhood friend has furthered speculation they are an item, having now been spotted together on two separate occasions in the space of a few days.

On Sunday (30.08.15), the duo were seen leaving a New York hotel together, while they have also been sending each other humorous messages over Twitter.

Ed - who attended Thomas Mills High School in Framlingham, Suffolk with Cherry - recently tweeted: ''CherrySeaborn oroite thur buh, haaaya gettin orn? (sic)''

Cherry currently attends Duke University in New York and is an accomplished hockey player.

Speaking in 2013 about her decision to move to America, Cherry said: ''It has been incredible. It still feels surreal, the whole American college thing. I still have to pinch myself every time I go play.''