GALLERY: England cricketers Charlotte Edwards and Jenny Gunn inspiring female cricketers in Huntingdonshire

England cricketers (l-r) Charlotte Edwards and Jenny Gunn coaching at Bushmead Primary School

England cricketers (l-r) Charlotte Edwards and Jenny Gunn coaching at Bushmead Primary School - Credit: Archant

England cricket captain Charlotte Edwards MBE was joined by international teammate Jenny Gunn at Bushmead Primary School in Eaton Socon on Tuesday as part of a nationwide initiative to get girls playing cricket.

The Ashes stars took part in an assembly about cricket in the local area for pupils before putting Year 5 and 6 girls through their paces.

The visit was part of the Cricket Foundation’s Chance to Shine programme, helping girls gain a new found status in school when it comes to sport. The girls were split in to four teams for a tournament in which the winners lifted an Ashes-style trophy.

The cricketers were also at Ramsey Cricket Club where they coached a session with girls from Ashbeach and Upwood Primary Schools as well as the under 15s Girls team,