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Manchester High School for Girls


The Preparatory Department of Manchester High School for Girls was bustling with excitement as a player from Lancashire County Cricket Club visited the School on Monday 5th December.

They talked to the girls about courage and determination, and gave an insight into the sport. Professional cricketer, Kate Cross from the England women’s team, held a Q&A session with the girls, all of whom had many interesting questions to ask her about training, her aspirations and her experiences on tour.

Ten-year-old Amélie asked Kate a particularly intriguing question about ever considering giving up on her career, which really impressed the cricketer. To Amélie’s delight, she was awarded a specially signed cricket bat for her question!

Mrs Newman, Director of Sport at Manchester High School for Girls, said:

“We were thrilled to welcome the LCCC to school. The girls were captivated by Kate’s account of her experiences in cricket and have been talking about the event all week.

“We place great importance on having a balanced outlook on life, and sport and physical activity are key to this alongside academic performance. Visits from professional clubs such as the LCCC are inspiring to our girls and encourage them to think about taking up sports they might not normally consider.”