PUPILS at a South Derbyshire school were bowled over after a visit from a cricket legend.
Legendary West Indian all-round Sir Garfield Sobers made cricketing history when he played for Nottinghamshire against Glamorgan at Swansea on August 31, 1968.
The big-hitting batsman faced Malcolm Nash and hit a maximum 36 runs off the tormented 23-year-old’s over.
He was visiting the school to speak to young cricketers ahead of their game with a Derbyshire U17 side.
He took part in a question and answer session and then tossed the coin before the game began.
He also spent time talking with members of staff and the head teacher.
The former cricketer - also a keen basketball player - was knighted by the Queen in 1975.
The 77-year-old often comes top of polls in the sporting world as the ‘best ever all round cricketer.’.