Ashes winning cricketer visits Letchworth school

Holly Shillcock, Lucy Ransom, Lottie Hilton, Izzy Harold and Heather Knight

Holly Shillcock, Lucy Ransom, Lottie Hilton, Izzy Harold and Heather Knight - Credit: Archant

An international cricketer bowled over youngsters when she visited a school this week.

England women’s cricketer Heather Knight – who was part of the winning Ashes team who beat Australia in the summer – visited Lordship Farm Primary School in Letchworth GC on Tuesday.

The batsman spent the afternoon working with girls from Years 4, 5 and 6, developing their cricket skills and answering their questions about her life as an England player.

Lordship Farm PE co-ordinator Pam Bush said: “We were delighted that Heather was able to visit us. As a school we work hard to promote sporting opportunities and we hope that Heather’s visit will inspire our girls. Our children thoroughly enjoyed working with a sportsperson of Heather’s calibre.”

The event was arranged by the Hertfordshire County Cricket Association.

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