Students were able to try the cricket activities behind the stand, getting autographs from Graham Swann, Stephen Finn and Stuart Broad.
On Saturday 17 May ten students, accompanied by Mr Hardman and Mrs West, visited Lords, the home of cricket, for the third day’s play of the first test match between England and New Zealand.
On an overcast morning the group left Bath train station and travelled to Paddington before a 25 minute walk to the ground. Seated in the front three rows, this was the best day’s cricket of the match so far, New Zealand losing their last six wickets before lunch, England building solidly on their first innings lead before losing four wickets in the last hour to leave the game very much in the balance with two days to go.
A full day included most of the students trying the cricket activities behind the stand, getting autographs from Graham Swann, Stephen Finn and Stuart Broad, and even a stop at MacDonalds before getting the train back to Bath. All enjoyed their day.
For the opportunity to see England play Australia in July see Mr Hardman for more details.