Cricket legend Sir Gary Sobers visits Taunton School

Cricket legend Sir Gary Sobers signs autographs for lucky youngsters in Taunton on Monday.
Cricket legend Sir Gary Sobers signs autographs for lucky youngsters in Taunton on Monday.

Sporting legend Sir Gary Sobers visited Taunton School for a special cricketing afternoon on Monday this week (29 June).

Sir Gary is viewed as one of the greatest all-rounders in cricket, with over 8,000 test runs at a 57.78 average and over 200 Test wickets at an average of 34.

The programme of events started with coaching sessions on the Front for children from the Prep School and three local primary schools – Parkfield, North Town and Cotford St Luke.

They were run by Taunton School’s Head of Cricket Development and Somerset captain, Marcus Trescothick.

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Big Bash star Marcus Harris, Taunton School headmaster Lee Glaser, Sir Gary Sobers and Marcus Trescothick

He was assisted by the school’s other coaches, including Marcus Harris who also opens the batting for Western Australia, Perth Scorchers and Taunton Cricket Club.

Afterwards, the children were able to meet Sir Gary, obtain his autograph and have photographs taken with him.

Sir Gary was kept busy signing autographs during his visit to Taunton on Monday.
Sir Gary was kept busy signing autographs during his visit to Taunton on Monday.
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Marcus Trescothick and Sir Gary Sobers with the children who attended a series of coaching sessions at Taunton School on Monday.

The afternoon concluded with a question and answer session in the Old Library attended by Senior students, staff, parents and members of the public.

With thanks to Taunton School for the photographs.