Dean Close cricketers were bowled over as former England cricketer, Kevin Pietersen, joined them for a coaching session.

Dean Close School is one of only five new KP Academy centres throughout the UK which Kevin will visit for coaching sessions four times a year. Kevin gave one to one coaching to the pupils, inspecting their batting and bowling techniques, answering any questions and offering tips and encouragement.

At the end of the session Kevin stayed for a Q&A answering any of the pupils’ (and staff’s!) burning questions, signed autographs and took plenty of selfies!

Director of Cricket, Mike Powell, said, “Kevin gave the cricketers a real honest and open insight into what training is like at the highest level. What an amazing opportunity for our pupils to learn from one of the game’s greats.”