A teacher from a
Chelmsford school has been selected to travel to Singapore and Malaysia with
the prestigious MCC (Marlebone Cricket Club). Former
Essex County Cricketer, Gareth James, is now Head of Cricket at New Hall
School, a leading independent boarding and day school in Chelmsford and will
travel with the team in February.
As well as their role of
governing cricket in this country, the MCC plays more matches
than any other cricket club – around 480 in the UK, and between 20 and 30 as
part of its overseas touring programme which aims to develop cricket abroad.
During the Singapore and
Malaysia tour, Gareth will join the team in teaching and running coaching
workshops within poorer areas of the country, along with playing against the
national side and promoting the game of cricket.
On his selection to the
tour, Gareth James said: “I count this as an honour both for me as a cricketer
and for New Hall School, as recognition for our cricketing excellence. I am
looking forward to gaining some unique experiences which I can bring back and
share with our boys and girls at New Hall.”
James is available to interview. Please contact Tom Warmington on 01245
467 588 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
· New Hall School is a
leading Catholic independent boarding & day school for boys and girls aged
· Founded in 1642, New
Hall School, Chelmsford, is the oldest Catholic school in England that has
always taken girls. Following the establishment of its new charitable status as
New Hall School Trust in 2005, in a pioneering move the former convent school
opened its doors to senior boys.
· New Hall School are
proud of their academic achievements. This year students achieved 100% success
rate in GCSE and A Level Examinations.