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?