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Lessons from a legend

Published Wednesday 18th of June 2014 10:40:59 AM

Cricket giant Sir Garfield Sobers has been giving tips to youngsters at Wisbech Grammar School as they prepare for their biennial sports tour to Barbados.

Sir Garry, one of the sport's greatest all-rounders, met the boys who are competing in the Sobers Schoolboy Cricket Tournament in July and he gave advice to the youngsters about the conditions they would face in the West Indies and how they would need to adapt to them.

At a lunch with the boys and cricket staff he talked enthusiastically about his experiences playing for Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club, South Australia, Barbados and the West Indies side, which he captained.

Members of the preparatory school, Magdalene House, went to their afternoon break after meeting him and pupils all over the grounds started playing impromptu games of cricket.

Director of sport Phil Webb said: 'To influence young children who have never seen you play just by talking to them and showing them how you should hold a cricket bat truly is inspiration. We are indebted to Sir Garfield for giving up his time to visit the school and pupils of all ages have been inspired by a truly great man.'

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