Pupils’ tips from legend Greenidge

Former West Indian cricketer Gordon Greenidge visiting Wisbech Grammar School'With some of the first XI
Former West Indian cricketer Gordon Greenidge visiting Wisbech Grammar School'With some of the first XI
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West Indian cricket giant Gordon Greenidge spent a day passing on his top-class skills at Wisbech Grammar School.

The 1970s and 1980s opening batsman hit 7558 Test and more than 12,000 international runs. With Desmond Haynes he formed 16 century stands, four of them over 200.

The highlight of the day (Tuesday) was the early evening session with the first school XI when Greenidge worked on the boys’ stroke play and set fields to encourage the students to place the ball into the gaps in order to rotate the strike and wait for the bad ball.

In the morning he visited the preparatory school, Magdalene House, and helped the three under nine teams. He also worked with the U15, U14, U13 and U12 teams.

Head of boys’ sport Phillip Webb said: “Gordon took time to talk to the boys and encourage them to play as much cricket as possible.

“He proved to be an inspiration and wonderful motivator for the cricketers at Wisbech Grammar School. At break times there are now games of cricket being played all over the school fields.”