Youngsters from a Sheffield primary school got a taste of Test cricket last week - when they were invited to play on the Headingley outfield during the lunch break of the England v Sri Lanka game.
Along with seven other schools, Beck Primary, in Shiregreen, were invited to pick eight Year 5 children to take to the hallowed turf and play their own game of ‘Kwik Cricket’, with four youngsters chosen as ‘flag bearers’ to welcome the England and Sri Lankan players onto the field of play.
“The opportunity was offered to the school by the Chance To Shine cricket project,” Nick Wells, Head of PE at Beck, said.
“And we were chosen by Arches SSP due to our commitment to school sport this year, as we have massively increased participation across the school with a wide variety of sports and competitions entered.
“The children had a fantastic day and lots of autographs were gathered from players past and present, including a couple of local heroes in Michael Vaughan and Joe Root.”