A young cricket fan was delighted to meet two of his heroes as England players Jimmy Anderson and Graeme Swann met him after they took on New Zealand this week.
Lewis Herbert received tickets – for him, his mum Lexi and dad Gary – to England’s one-day international win over the Black Caps at Trent Bridge in Nottingham this week courtesy of Swann, who plays for Nottinghamshire.
The 10-year-old has a condition which causes him to have hundreds of seizures a day. Mr Herbert, who plays for Finedon Cricket Club, has thanked Nottinghamshire CCC and Swann, originally from Northampton, for giving Lewis the opportunity.
As well as meeting star bowlers Anderson and Swann, Lewis received a match programme signed by the whole team and had his England shirt signed by Swann.
“Lewis absolutely loved the noise and atmosphere of the crowd, as well as the floodlights, which had to be on all day,” Mr Herbert said.
“The Trent Bridge staff on the day were so helpful and made sure we had everything we needed for Lewis. They made us feel so welcome and comfortable.”
“Everything was perfect for Lewis and us, and nothing was too much trouble for all the staff at Trent Bridge.
“Lewis, Lexi and I had an amazing day out. We created so many happy memories which will last with us forever. We will be forever grateful to Graeme and the staff at Trent Bridge for providing us with this special opportunity.”