We were delighted to host our fourth Sportsman’s Dinner at Aldro recently, where this time we were joined by former England cricketer Ryan Sidebottom. During a thoroughly entertaining evening, he told several tales from the various changing rooms he has been part of, as well as numerous incidents on the field of play itself. The audience learned about the secrets of Test Match victories, winning a Twenty20 World Cup, the hard graft involved in winning 5 (five!) County Championships, and the, er… alleged shortcomings of Mr Darren Gough. We also probed Ryan for his thoughts on the current International scene, featuring several promising young players he has helped and coached along the way, and he played an admirable straight bat to any questions regarding his appearance on the forthcoming Dancing on Ice series! The evening also saw Mrs Seabrooke and Mr Douglas win competitions, and of course, we were treated to a delicious meal by our own superb catering staff. A highly successful, engaging and enjoyable event – thanks to all the parents and staff who attended.