Fast bowler Henry delivers passion to pupils

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FORMER test cricketer Henry Olonga was a welcome visitor at a Sheffield school – where he gave a passionate and inspirational talk to the pupils.

The ex-Zimbabwe fast bowler was at Birkdale School in Broomhill to talk tabout his life and Christian beliefs.

Henry Olonga, former Zimbabwe cricketer, who visited Birkdale school

Henry Olonga, former Zimbabwe cricketer, who visited Birkdale school

Henry made his international debut in 1995, becoming the youngest player and first black cricketer to play for Zimbabwe. But he became even better known in 2003 when along with team mate – and now England coach – Andy Flower, he wore a black armband at a World Cup match to protest against the policies of Robert Mugabe’s government.

“Henry encouraged the pupils to develop their talents, urging them to investigate as many opportunities as possible,” a school spokeswoman said.