On Monday afternoon 20 lucky children went down to the cricket nets and met Ian Bell.

After introducing himself and the other coaches he explained some of the shots we would be learning: the cover drive; the sweep; the pull shot; and T20 shots.

We were split into groups and Ian came round to each group and gave each person helpful tips to improve their batting.

At the end we asked Ian some questions like, “What is the highest score you have hit in one match?” I think his best score was 262.

Then we all got balls, bats and gloves signed and had our photos taken with him.

It was a great experience and I hope that the school get some more pros in all different sports to come and visit us.

Will Smallwood, Year 4