England players knock girls for six

Cricket is known as the “gentleman’s game” but three female players who have represented England showed teenage girls at Neale-Wade Academy how the sport is open to anyone.

Susie Rowe, Lydia Greenway and Beth Morgan held coaching sessions at the March secondary school for four year groups, showing them cricketing techniques and talking about their time on the England team.

Female England cricketers left to right front  Lydia Greenway, Susie Rowe and Beth Morgan visting Neale Wade School coaching Yr 7/8 pupils

Female England cricketers left to right front Lydia Greenway, Susie Rowe and Beth Morgan visting Neale Wade School coaching Yr 7/8 pupils

Jenny Lambert, from the Cambridgeshire Cricket Board, was also at the school to talk about cricket locally and where the girls could play if they wanted to take it up.

PE teacher Ben Crosbie said they already have some of the older girls who are involved in cricket, including a couple who play at county level, but it was a good opportunity to try and get the younger age group interested in the sport.

Female England cricketer Susie Rowe visting Neale Wade School coaching Yr 7/8 pupils and in the back ground Lydia Greenway

Female England cricketer Susie Rowe visting Neale Wade School coaching Yr 7/8 pupils and in the back ground Lydia Greenway

Female England cricketers Lydia Greenway visting Neale Wade School coaching Yr 7/8 pupils

Female England cricketers Lydia Greenway visting Neale Wade School coaching Yr 7/8 pupils