England star drops in to Blessed Trinity

Katie Cross (centre) with pupils at Blessed Trinity

Katie Cross (centre) with pupils at Blessed Trinity

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England cricketer Katie Cross proved a big hit at Blessed Trinity Roman Catholic College recently.

The sports star - who helped England win the Ashes earlier this year - carried out a lunchtime session with the Year Nine’s, having recently also paid a visit to Unity College.

“It was great to have Katie here,” said Head of PE Neil Stubbs. “She was an inspiration to our cricketers and she gave some handy hints which our students will try out next summer.”

Katie, daughter of former West Ham striker David, plays for Lancashire women.

• Lowerhouse will be running coaching sessions during the Christmas Holidays at Shuttleworth College for some current novices, and are also inviting girls and boys who remain nine years old or younger for the 2015 season, to trial with the club .

The aim of the trials is to look at children who will be eligible for the nines in 2015 .

The trials will be aimed at children who have played some cricket in the back garden, and can at least turn their arm over .

Cricket manager Stan Heaton said: “The aim of this is to be fast tracked, which is why we would like children who have some basic grasp.

“This is not for children who have never held a bat or ball before.”

For further information or to register, contact Stan on 07941439741.

Last week Lowerhouse announced that former Lancashire spin bowler Gary Keedy is to coach the club’s promising youngsters and present the junior awards at the presentation night on November 21st.

Heaton said “ We are very grateful to one of our Under 9 parents, Mark Spendlove, who has facilitated Gary coaching some of our juniors in November.

“On top of that we are equally pleased that Gary volunteered to present the prizes on presentation evening.”