September 19, 2011

Fast bowlers gather for celebration at Lord's

Andrew Miller

Twenty-three of the world’s greatest living cricketers will be gathering together at Lord’s on Wednesday for a one-off lunch, organised by the Lord’s Taverners, in celebration of the art of fast bowling.

Among the attendees will be Sir Richard Hadlee, Curtly Ambrose, Alan Davidson, Glenn McGrath, Courtney Walsh, Jeff Thomson, Andy Roberts, Clive Rice, Colin Croft, Mike Procter, Devon Malcolm, Makhaya Ntini and Kapil Dev.

Several of the bowlers (McGrath, Ambrose, Walsh, Malcolm and Ntini) will also be visiting Lambeth school in the shadow of The Oval. Some of the West Indian heroes will speak with the kids, in a school where the demographic is 95% black, about their experience of access to sport in London and have a coaching session with Cricket 4 Change. The Lord’s Taverners will donate some cricket kit to the school.

Andrew Miller is the former UK editor of ESPNcricinfo and now editor of The Cricketer magazine

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