Cricketer Lydia Greenway visited King’s Ely to help launch “an action-packed” term of sport now all students have returned to schools.
The England cricket team star represented her country in 200 matches and is now the head coach for Cricket for Girls, which aims to increase take up of the sport among women of all ages. She visited Ely to help the girls of boys in years 7-13 and brush up on their skills.
Greenway was a right-handed batter and occasional right-arm off-break bowler in 14 Test Matches, 126 One Day Internationals and 85 Twenty20 Internationals from 2003 and 2016. She played county cricket for Kent and played in the 2016 Women’s Cricket Super League for the Southern Vipers.
Alex Meddle, head of cricket at King’s Ely, said: “Lydia has played for England over 200 times and was named the world’s best female cricketer in 2010. Lydia commented on how well behaved our pupils were and how much they played the game with a smile on their face. We had such a brilliant afternoon of cricket in the sun!”
The school recently celebrated the 1st XV boys’ rugby team unbeaten season.
Situated in the historic Cambridgeshire city of Ely, King’s educates 1,000 boys and girls aged two to 18, with boarders from seven years old. Although many inter-school matches have been cancelled because of coronavirus, the school hopes to restart its competitive tournaments in the near future.