OA Charlie Returns for Bowling Masterclass

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A familiar face recently returned to King’s to give a fast bowling cricket masterclass to a number of our up and coming cricketers.

Charlie Morris, originally from Devon, left King’s in 2010 after a hugely enjoyable time here as a pupil - not only was he a top cricketer, but he was also part of a winning Pringle Trophy team.

However, due to a stress fracture in his back, Charlie had to undergo surgery and his cricket career seemed to be in jeopardy. Despite the setback, he worked incredibly hard on his fitness following the operation and within a year was out playing cricket in Australia.

Following some excellent A level results, he went on to study Sports Science and to join the Oxford Universities Cricket Academy. It was during this time that he impressed against Worcestershire County Cricket Club and was quickly signed as a full time professional cricketer.

Our Director of Sport, Phil Lewis said, “Charlie came back to King’s and offered us a wonderful insight into the life of a professional cricketer. He bowled some pretty quick deliveries and then spoke about all aspects of the game and the things he tries to focus on.”

“He offered the pupils some excellent advice including reflecting on how lucky they are to be at a school as good as King’s and to never take that for granted. Furthermore, the message about chasing your dream, working hard and not giving up was spot on and one that I know inspired our pupils to work even harder than they do.”

“It was such a pleasure to have Charlie back and we are eternally grateful to him and our other OA’s who regularly come back to visit and offer words of wisdom. We wish Charlie the best of luck for the rest of the season and continue to be incredibly proud of everything he has achieved.”

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