September 15, 2023

England’s cricketing stars inspire students at Sir Jonathan North Girls’ College

As part of our exclusive partnership with Leicestershire County Cricket Club, we were thrilled to recently welcome two senior England cricket stars to one of our secondary schools.

Charlie Dean and Alice Davidson-Richardson, members of the England Women’s team, took time out of their busy schedule to coach 14 very lucky students at Sir Jonathan North Girls’ College.

Charlie and Alice, who were in the middle of a crucial three-match One Day International Series against Sri Lanka Women, hosted a mini PE lesson in the school’s Sports Hall.

The students were put through their paces, taking part in various warm-up activities as well as practising their throwing and catching skills.

The session ended with a mini match, where the girls were able to demonstrate the skills they learned and each took a turn at batting, bowling and fielding.

The following day, students from Sir Jonathan North – alongside students from other schools in the Trust – were provided with free tickets to watch England’s final ODI against Sri Lanka Women at the Uptonsteel County Ground.

Unfortunately, though, the traditional British weather delayed proceedings and the students missed England’s stunning 161 run victory. Both Charlie and Alice played starring roles and helped England secure a 2-0 series win.

However, despite this disappointment, the girls from Sir Jonathan North were suitably inspired by their cricketing visitors and, thanks to our exclusive partnership with LCCC, more of our students can look forward to similar opportunities in the near future. Watch this space!