England women’s cricketer Jenny Gunn has been at Anthony Gell School in Wirksworth to coach some of the school’s talented female players.
The visit came just prior to the girls taking on Mount Grace School from Leicestershire in the regional final of the Lady Taverners Indoor Cricket Tournament.
Sadly, the Gell girls, who were defending the title, just missed out on a place at Lord’s for the final this year.
Janice Price, manager of the school sport partnership, based at Anthony Gell, said: “Students enjoyed meeting Jenny and were very enthusiastic, asking lots of questions about her diet and training and her experiences as an international cricketer. It’s not every day you rub shoulders with an elite sportswoman, but Jenny was really down to earth, offering the girls sound advice prior to their regional final. The icing on the cake was when Jenny said Anthony Gell was the friendliest school she’d ever been in.”