Pupils and staff at Bromsgrove Preparatory School were treated to a rather special Assembly on the morning of 28th November. Professional Cricketer Ben Cox and Paul Greetham, Former Director of Cricket at Bromsgrove were the guests of honour at the Assembly held at the School’s Memorial Chapel.
Ben Cox attended Bromsgrove Preparatory and Senior Schools and is regarded as one of the School’s most famous and high achieving Alumni, especially after his exploits with Worcestershire Rapids Cricket team, winning the Vitality T20 Blast Finals day at Edgbaston Cricket Ground in September 2018 and was nominated Man of the Match in both the Semi-Final and Final. Ben shot to stardom in 2009 whilst still a Sixth Form student at Bromsgrove School when he was awarded a professional cricket contract.
At the Prep School, Ben was an exceptionally talented sportsman and represented the School at all sports and was a National IAPS Hockey Champion at U13 level in 2005. In 2003, he captained the U11 cricket team to third place in the National Final.
Gareth Jones, Head of Boys PE & Games said “Ben is one of the most modest, humbling, competitive and talented sportsmen that I’ve ever had the privilege to teach over the last thirty years”.
Following the assembly, the Prep School’s Worcestershire County Cricketers had the opportunity to ask Ben questions about his life at School and sporting career.