Kimbolton Welcomes Cricketing Royalty
West Indies legend Sir Garfield Sobers shares his sporting experiences with pupils
Cricketing legend Sir Garfield Sobers visited Kimbolton recently to talk about his life and his philosophy on sport to a rapt audience of Prep and Senior School pupils. The former West Indies captain, widely considered the greatest all-rounder in the history of the game, shared his views in a lively Q&A session hosted by our very own cricket coach Mr Alex Tudor.
Sir Garry, a former world class bowler and batsmen, shared his expert advice and thought-provoking views on getting the most out of cricket, and life, today. He also delighted pupils and staff by signing autographs - and cricket bats - at the end of the session.
During his career, Sir Garry played 93 Test matches for the West Indies, scoring 8032 runs and taking 235 wickets. In 1968, he became the first batsman ever to hit six sixes in a single over of six consecutive balls in first-class cricket. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1975 for his services to cricket.
Mr Tudor said: “It was a privilege to meet Sir Garry and welcome him to Kimbolton. He was a very engaging speaker and full of advice for all our young players. I know everyone in the room will have gained inspiration for the rest of the season and beyond, from hearing him speak about his experiences. He’s an absolute legend - that word gets banded about a lot but in this case it’s true.”
Join us for an evening with Graham Gooch
From one cricketing legend to another... on Wednesday 26 June, Graham Gooch OBE, former England cricket captain will also be visiting our school. Graham played for his country over 200 times across a 20 year period and was England's highest ever test match run scorer when he retired in 1995. As both a player and coach he was involved in numerous victories including multiple Ashes series and played with and against some of the all time greats of the game.
See Graham in conversation with Alex Tudor, followed by a question and answer session from the audience. Pay bar, snacks and auction. 7.30pm in the Lewis Hall, all Kimbolton pupils and families welcome.