Old Sedberghian Harry Brook makes England Test Cricket Debut

Old Sedberghian and current Yorkshire Cricket star Harry Brook joined his new England Test teammates for the final match in the three-match series against South Africa. Before the match started, Brook received his test cap from his Yorkshire teammate, Joe Root who shared some nice words about Brook saying; “enjoy every minute of this, we’re all proud of what you’ve achieved to get to this point. We know how good you are, we know how capable you are.”

Harry Brook Joe Root
Harry Brook and Joe Root / Credit: England Cricket

Throughout his time with us, Brook’s skill was on display for all to see. In year 10, Brook memorably hit six sixes in an over, and just a few years later, in Sixth Form, he made his first team debut for Yorkshire.

It was here, at Sedbergh School, Brook worked with our Director of Cricket, Mr Martin Speight. The pair have remained close and on the first day of play, Mr Speight was in attendance at The Oval having been invited by Brook.

“From the second day of September term, every day Monday to Friday I start in the nets at 6.20am,” says Speight. “He trained every single morning.

Brook is only the second Sedberghian to receive an England Test Cricket cap, 87 years after OS Mandy Mitchell-Innes played his one and only test match for England.

Brook made a positive start in his first innings, but as he was looking settled at the crease, the players left the field for a rain delay. Shortly after the delay, Brook returned to the crease and was dismissed shortly after for 12.

Harry Brook England Batting 1
Credit: ESPNCricinfo

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