England cricketer, Lydia Greenway, inspires King’s Ely pupils during visit

April 30, 2021

Cricket star, Lydia Greenway, visited King’s Ely to help launch what looks set to be an action-packed Summer Term of school sport.

Lydia, who represented the England Cricket team on more than 200 occasions and who is now a Head Coach for ‘Cricket For Girls’, popped into school on 21 April. The sun shone brightly as Lydia, who played as a right-handed batter and occasional right-arm off break bowler, put girls and boys in Years 7-13 through their paces.

Lydia appeared in 14 Test Matches, 126 One Day Internationals and 85 Twenty20 Internationals for England between 2003 and 2016. She played county cricket for Kent and played in the 2016 Women’s Cricket Super League for the Southern Vipers.

Alex Meddle, Head of Cricket at King’s Ely, said: “Lydia has played for England over 200 times and was named the world’s best female cricketer in 2010. Lydia commented on how well behaved our pupils were and how much they played the game with a smile on their face. We had such a brilliant afternoon of cricket in the sun!”

Cricket is available to both boys and girls at King’s Ely and is one of the major sports on offer. As well as cricket, there is rowing, athletics, golf, hockey, tennis, rugby, netball, equestrian and football – the choices are endless. The working week, which no longer includes formal lessons on Saturdays, enables pupils to participate fully in regional and national events. Our 1st XV boys’ rugby team recently enjoyed an unbeaten season and students are regularly called up to county and national level, plus we have achieved success at the British Rowing Senior Championships and the National Equestrian Championships.

To discover more about opportunities at King’s Ely, please visit: www.kingsely.org