Released on: October 6, 2011, 2:35 pm
npower has announced the winner of its cricket competition that was launched this summer during the Test Series. The contest offered cricket fans the chance to train with members of the English national team.
Robin Little, from Chesterton in Cambridge, was chosen at random from thousands of entries across this summer's npower Test Series against Sri Lanka and India. Robin visited Lord's cricket ground in London to train with England cricket stars Alastair Cook and Matt Prior, with former England spinner John Emburey leading the session. Robin headed to the capital with his group of friends who are all local to the Chesterton area. The training session was followed by a lunch, Q&A session and a chance to get some personal photographs and autographs of the day. Adding to that, npower also threw in a free tour of Lord's and hawk-eye analysis of the session.
The group of mates enjoyed a night's accommodation in a central London hotel and£500 spending money for a night on the town.
Robin said: "I am absolutely delighted to win this npower competition. I’m a huge cricket fan and it will be amazing to train with England's best at such an iconic location. To get personal training with 16 of my friends is an amazing opportunity, I never realised prizes like this existed."
Alastair Cook said: "Robin and his friends were a great group to train with and have a clear love for the game. They were a pleasure to spend time with and hopefully they learnt a few tricks of the trade at the home of cricket."
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