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Former England and Sussex wicketkeeper Matt Prior inspires Bishop's Stortford pupils at Lord's


By Michael Vaughton


Windhill21 pupils had an unforgettable day out when they followed in the footsteps of legends and played on the hallowed turf at Lord's.

The youngsters from the Bishop's Stortford primary school were part of a 450-strong group who visited the home of cricket and got to show off their skills on the main ground as part of the annual Chance to Shine Open Day.

And they got to meet former England and Sussex wicketkeeper Matt Prior as well as enjoying a tour of the famous pavilion and the JP Morgan Media Centre among other activities.

Matt Prior at the Chance to Shine day at Lord's featuring Windhill21 pupils. Picture: Luke Walker/Getty Images
Matt Prior at the Chance to Shine day at Lord's featuring Windhill21 pupils. Picture: Luke Walker/Getty Images

The children also listened to some wise words from Prior, who featured in 79 Tests, 68 one-day internationals and 10 T20 internationals, as he told them all about the importance of teamwork, perseverance and fair play.

"This has been a fantastic day for the children involved and an incredibly inspiring visit," said Prior.

Chance to Shine day at Lord's featuring Windhill21 pupils. Picture: Luke Walker/Getty Images
Chance to Shine day at Lord's featuring Windhill21 pupils. Picture: Luke Walker/Getty Images

"I treasure my memories playing at the most famous ground in the world and I hope that the children here today will have formed memories that will last a long time."

The day was delivered by Chance to Shine in partnership with Yorkshire Tea and the MCC's community development department.

Chance to Shine day at Lord's featuring Windhill21 pupils. Picture: Luke Walker/Getty Images
Chance to Shine day at Lord's featuring Windhill21 pupils. Picture: Luke Walker/Getty Images


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