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Mayfield School Scores a Six with Lydia Greenway


International cricketer, Lydia Greenway, has opened the batting for girls at Mayfield School who have taken up cricket for the first time this summer.

Lydia, whose illustrious career has led to her being described as “the best women's fielder in England Cricket” retired from the game at the end of last season and is now a visiting coach at Mayfield, tasked with introducing the girls to the sport and getting them match-ready for their first competitive season.

Mayfield managed to secure Lydia’s services as part of its successful Sport England Bid and her arrival has been greeted with much excitement all round.

Mrs Georgina Fletcher Head of PE said; “The introduction of cricket at Mayfield has been met with great positivity and enthusiasm by our girls and we are all very much looking forward to improving our skills with Lydia, ahead of our own resident cricket coach Emily Starr starting in September.”

The girls have already begun competing against other schools with the U13 A team winning their first match against Roedean 76 runs to 70 so the School is very much looking forward to a successful first season under Lydia’s watchful eye.


Published: June 5 2017

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