Cricket legend shows he can still manage an excellent cut - The Leamington Observer

Cricket legend shows he can still manage an excellent cut

Leamington Editorial 2nd Mar, 2020 Updated: 2nd Mar, 2020   0

A CRICKET legend now in his mid-80s has been showing he can still manage a perfect cover drive and an excellent cut.

Former England and Warwickshire cricket captain MJK Smith roared into action at Leamington Cricket Club to help out with pre-season preparations.

MJK’s son Neil, also a former England and Warwickshire cricketer, is director of cricket at Leamington and his father was happy to pitch in and do his bit for grassroots cricket.

Club chairman Kevin Mitchell, a commercial partner with Leamington solicitors Blythe Liggins, which sponsors the women’s section, said: “MJK is a frequent visitor to the club where he is a most popular figure.

“He’s always willing to lend a helping hand, including giving sound advice to the club’s batsmen.”

And the club’s groundsmen by the look of it – but who’s going to argue with MJK, whose cricketing heroics often overshadow the fact that he also played rugby union for England?

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