Students Happy To Help A Pudsey (Plunkett) In Need

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Venue: Riverside Sports Pavilion, Chester Le Street

The charity cricketers at Northern Universities Student Club Community Cricketers Elite welcomed a surprise
guest on Saturday when Durham and England Test All Rounder Liam Plunkett joined the clubs Winter Training

Liam who is better known as ‘Pudsey’ has been recalled to the Test Squad after a two year break and is flying out
to join the England squad in South Africa but wanted one final net session to grove his technique.
NUSC, who along with Hilton Newcastle Gatesheadhost a Winter Training Programme for student cricketers on a Saturday
were stunned to receive a call from an England star asking for help - it is not a request they had any intention of
turning down.

John D Holland, the clubs Director of Cricket added “It is the ultimate complement of our Winter Training
Programme that a test cricketer feels it can be beneficial to his game. Liam was a total credit to Durham and
England, putting in over an hour’s full training which helped bring out the best in our players. We hope the
session was as useful and enjoyable for Liam as it was to our members. Everyone at NUSC and our sponsors
Hilton Newcastle Gateshead wish him and England a successful test series in South Africa”

England first test with South Africa starts on Wednesday December 16th at SuperSports Park after a two match
twenty20 series and five match ODI programme spread across South Africa.

To find out more about NUSC Winter Training Programme in association with Hilton Newcastle Gateshead log
onto or visit

Contact Detail:

John D Holland Director of Cricket, NUSC-CC Elite

[email protected]


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