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Cricket Legend Sir Garfield Sobers Visits School

Pupils present Sir Garfield Sobers with a giftCricketers at Stamford School met with sporting royalty this week as they were treated to an audience with Sir Garfield Sobers, on Tuesday 9th June.

Sobers remains a legend of world sport and a cricketing genius; he made over 8000 runs and took over 1000 wickets as well as the infamous first six sixes in an over.

Sir Garfield took the time to entertain students from Years 6-8, with his experiences in life and cricket from his time playing for the Police Cricket team in Barbados at the age of 15 to captaining the West Indies team. He was full of advice for the young players, and included an invitation to visit the Caribbean, to take part in the annual Sir Garfield Sobers International Cricket Tournament.

Stamford School cricket coach and former England international, Dean Headley said: "The word ‘great’ is often overused but never in this case. Sir Garry has stats that make him a world class bowler and batsmen. To be able to do both at such a high level is unique. It's brilliant that the boys can meet and hear from the very best the game has seen. I am sure it will inspire their efforts on the field as the season progresses."