Lealholm School pupils form guard of honour for Ashes rivals

Lealholm School kwik cricket team at headingley with coach Mike Stones
Lealholm School kwik cricket team at headingley with coach Mike Stones

Lealholm School’s cricket team formed a guard of honour for England and Australia cricket teams as reward for their exemplary behaviour throughout the Drax Cup competition.

The children formed the guard of honour, waving the flags as the two old enemies entered the field at the start of play in one-day game shown live on Sky TV.

Lealholm School pupils help form a guard of honour for England and Australia cricket teams ahead of their one-day clash at Headingley

Lealholm School pupils help form a guard of honour for England and Australia cricket teams ahead of their one-day clash at Headingley

They also took part in an interval display on the ground in front of the crowd of around 20,0000 at Headingley in Leeds, and played some kwik cricket.

Both children and parents enjoyed an exciting game of cricket.

The children were lucky to witness some amazing fielding and nearly 600 runs were scored. They also had the opportunity to get some autographs and received t-shirts and caps.

The atmosphere was wonderful and the sun shone.

One child commenting that it had been “the best day of his life”.