Louth’s sporting hero Arran Brindle returned home from a successful Ashes tournament last week, and was met with a surprise party at the school where she teaches. Greenwich House Independent School prepared a special England shirt cake, with Arran’s team number, 77, iced on top.
Staff, pupils and parents held a homecoming party for Arran on Wednesday (February 5), just hours after Arran arrived back in England. The school was also celebrating its recent success at the Aquasplash swimming gala the previous week.
32-year-old Arran played a major part in the England Women’s Ashes victory in Australia last month. She achieved the highest batting average on the team, and got 244 runs over the series.
Arran said: “It’s got to be up there with my best tours ever.
“To win in Australia is a special experience, and it’s not something that is matched often. It’s superb.
“Today is a celebration of the school’s success in the swimming gala too, which they won the day before our deciding match. Because of that, I was told in no uncertain terms that we needed to win!”
The next challenge, the Women’s ICC World Twenty20 tournament, begins in March - good luck to Arran and the team!