Pictured above (from left to right): Headmaster Ian Davies, Courtney Walsh and Coach Brian Hardie
Brentwood School's Cricket team benefited from a teaching session with West Indian cricket legend, Courtney Walsh on the 10th November.
Courtney Walsh is a former international cricketer (fast bowler) who represented the West Indies from 1984 to 2001, captaining the West Indies in 22 Test Matches He is best known for holding the record of most Test wickets from 2000. Courtney is also one of only four bowlers to have bowled over 5000 overs in Test cricket and he is also among the only 5 bowlers to have ever taken 500 or more Test wickets.
The Brentwood School Cricket team are the current National Champions and when Courtney arrived at the Courage Hall on Monday night, the team needed no introduction. The boys were very keen to show him their abilities, and as they bowled, Courtney watched carefully and then gave them tips on how they could improve.
Coach Brian Hardie, himself a former professional cricket player who played for Essex County Cricket Club and Scotland between 1970 and 1990 commented "to have a cricket lesson from Courtney Walsh is such a privilege and the team realise how valuable his advice is".