England ladies cricketer Arran Brindle gave two local schools the opportunity of a lifetime, to see The Ashes trophy up close and personal.
Each team member from the England women’s cricket squad gets the privilege to bring back The Ashes to their hometown for one day only.
For Louth, our own Arran celebrated her success at London Road with pupils from Greenwich House Independent School and Cordeaux Academy.
Arran said: “Bringing The Ashes home gave me the opportunity to show youngsters the trophy up close, showing them it’s not just something they will see on the TV.
“It gives them the chance to see one of the finest trophies that circulates round the sports world and shows them that nothing is out of reach for them if they are willing to put in the hard work and determination to achieve their goals.”
The Ashes trophy has come back into England’s clutches after they won it last in 2009.
Arran added: “The amount of support that England’s cricket has received in Lincolnshire is really special and as a team we have received some fantastic support from East Lindsey District Council and cannot thank them enough.”
So what’s next for Arran? She’s back at Greenwich House School teaching and is already training, as she has upcoming fitness tests in preparation for matches coming up over the next few weeks.