Gallery: England Cricketers Open School Pavilion

PUBLISHED: 17:43 13 May 2008 | UPDATED: 13:15 06 May 2010

Vaughan looks on in a game of cricket

Vaughan looks on in a game of cricket

ENGLAND cricket captain Michael Vaughan bowled a blinder when he and team mates Matthew Hoggard and Paul Collingwood opened a new school pavilion. The players were following in the tradition of two former distinguished cricketers Mike Brearley and David G

The England captain, Michael Vaughan

ENGLAND cricket captain Michael Vaughan bowled a blinder when he and team mates Matthew Hoggard and Paul Collingwood opened a new school pavilion.

The players were following in the tradition of two former distinguished cricketers Mike Brearley and David Gower who had previously opened new sporting facilities at Beechwood Park School in Markyate.

After formally opening the new pavilion in the sunshine on Monday, Michael Vaughan and his England team mates not only joined some of the school's pupils in the cricket nets but also wielded a rounders bat.

Welcoming them to the school, headmaster Patrick Atkinson said the new pavilion provided much-needed additional changing rooms, each with showers, to be used all year round by both boys and girls as occasion demanded as well as a referees' changing room and hospitality space.

He thanked successive chairmen of the school's parents association and parents of past and present pupils for their generous donations which had helped provide the new pavilion.

Mr Atkinson added: "We are, justly I think, proud of our sports facilities and the opportunities that they provide for our boys and girls to develop as athletes of the future.

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