SOUTH AFRICA’S star fast bowler Dale Steyn dropped in for a surprise visit to Huddersfield New College Cricket Academy.
Top wicket-taker Steyn is a close friend of Peter Lombard, who is the leading coach at the Academy, and took the opportunity to pay his old mate a visit, much to the delight of the New College students.
The South African showed why he is the No1-rated fast bowler in the world by firing down a few deliveries in the practice nets, before heading outside to open the College’s new 3G pitch which was laid during the summer.
“It was great to catch up with Dale and fantastic that he took the time to come and talk to the lads,” said Lombard. “It’s not every day you get to say you have played against one of the best bowlers in the world, and I’m sure they’ll have all benefited from it.
“I later had a few phone calls from South Africa as Dale was so impressed he mentioned the college in a post-match interview on South African TV – so we’re world famous now!”