Students bowl over cricketing great

Students from Humberston Academy took part in a special nets session with Australian cricketing legend Shane Warne at the home of cricket, Lords.

The session was arranged by academy’s sponsor, David Ross and saw ten students from across the David Ross Education Trust meet and train with one of the greatest wicket takers in the history of the game.

The two talented students from Humberston were Ed Lumby and Callum Carter, both in Year 11.

Ed said: "I am a spin bowler myself, and I remember watching Shane during the Ashes in 2005. He is an incredible player, and meeting someone like him really is a once in a lifetime opportunity."

Callum added: "My best ever score at the moment is 84 not out. Hopefully I will be able to get my first century after listening to the advice that Shane gave us."

Shane gave the students suggestions about how to improve their bowling and batting, including an insight into how he bowled the famous “flipper.”

Shane Warne said: “I think we all had a great session, and it was a lot of fun. There was some real talent and I hope that they all continue to play and enjoy their cricket.”

Jo Robinson, the David Ross Education Trust’s Sports Development Manager, said: “It was an incredible day. Shane is a really down to earth guy and made all the students feel at ease.”

As well as the nets session, students also got to go on a tour of Lords and see how internationals prepare for a test.

“Having Shane Warne teaching you the tricks of his trade at Lords is only going to motivate and improve the skills of young people like Ed and Callum. I really do hope it helps inspire them to become the cricketing stars of the future.”