College cricketers visit The Oval

On Tuesday, 21 October, six boys from St George's College, Weybridge, were given the great opportunity to visit The Oval cricket ground and meet James Anderson, England international cricketer. Mr Clayson, Head of Cricket, and Mr Wingfield- Digby, 2nd XI coach, accompanied the boys and picked up some very useful coaching points.

We arrived at the Oval around 10.30, and started off having a tour of the Pavilion while we waited for James Anderson to arrive by train.

James Anderson

We started with one of the boys going the wrong way up four flights in the lift and then walking into the girls changing rooms. We then played football in the Indoor School before James ‘Jimmy’ Anderson arrived, and our net session got underway. 

The net session lasted for two hours, and everyone was free to ask whatever they wanted while the net was happening. Jimmy gave everyone invaluable tips throughout and all the boys learnt a great deal from what he said and how he answered the questions, whether it be about cricket skills or the game of cricket itself.

Sixth Form students with Old Georgian and England International Adam Hollioake's Jumper

Jimmy bowled at each of us in turn, it was an amazing thrill as he has 380 test wickets! Jimmy also signed miniature bats for us which is a treasure we will keep. After the net, we headed up to the Members' Pavilion for a lunch of the highest quality, and said our goodbyes to Jimmy.

It was a truly memorable day in our St George’s careers and we thank the Chairman of Governors and Headmaster for making it possible.

William Jacks

Fifth Year

24 October 2014

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