Louth cricket star Arran Brindle jets off on New Zealand tour

England cricket star Arran Brindle with pupils from Greenwich House School in Louth.
England cricket star Arran Brindle with pupils from Greenwich House School in Louth.

PUPILS at Greenwich House School in Louth waved off their star teacher Arran Brindle as she jetted off for a tour of New Zealand.

Arran is a key member of England Women’s Cricket team and is part of their squad which will play five Twenty20 internationals and three 50-over internationals in the country.

All rounder Arran said she was excited to get back on the field after months of indoor preparation.

“I’m really excited to go on tour again,” she told the Leader.

“It’s great to get back outside and play cricket.

“I have to thank the school as they are so supportive of me, taking four weeks off work to go and play for England.

“And of course I’ll miss the kids, but we’re hoping to set up web chats so I can keep in touch with them.”

The school’s pupils surprised Arran by unfurling a huge banner wishing her good luck during her tour.

The England team, led by Charlotte Edwards, face their first game against New Zealand on February 17 in the capital city of Wellington. The tour finishes in Lincoln, on the east coast of the country’s southern island, on March 5.