England women’s star passes on cricket tips at Selsey school

Lydia Greenway with pupils at the Seal school
Lydia Greenway with pupils at the Seal school

YOUNGSTERS at a Selsey school had some cricket coaching from the top level - when Kent and England women’s star Lydia Greenway and Sussex coach Charlotte Burton paid them a visit.

The duo were at Seal Primary Academy to give Year 4, 5 and 6 pupils. Greenway gave an inspiring talk about her cricket career, backed by a DVD showing some of her highlights with England.

There was a lengthy question-and-answer session and afterwards, ten pupils - all members of Selsey Cricket Club - were treated to an impromptu game of cricket in the hall by Greenway and Burton.

Burton also visited every Year 1, 2 and 3 class to talk and answer questions.

Also in attendance on the day were Mike Nichols, representing Sports Dream, Bob Hoare from Selsey Cricket Club and Neil Sherlock,

who took the star visitors round the school.

Greenway, a left-handed middle-order batter, was women’s cricketer of the year in 2010 and first played for England in 2003. She is considered one of the best fielders in women’s cricket. She has played for England in seven Test series, 32 ODIs and was in the team who retained the Ashes in 2008 and won the World Cup and T20 Championship in 2009.

She is likely to be in the England team playing Australia in January.