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Ms Brown by Charlotte Edwards

The former England cricket captain is still bowled over when she thinks about the incredible role that her PE teacher played in her sporting career

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I think there were a lot of people who put obstacles in my way, as a woman trying to get into cricket, and right back to primary school there were teachers helping me to remove those obstacles: pivotal people in my life who helped me get to where I was going. I was the captain of the boys’ cricket team in primary school, for example, and I think that demonstrates rather nicely how important teachers were in helping me on my way.

Perhaps the most important, though, was Ms Brown (now Mrs Jones). She was my tutor for the last three years of secondary school, at Ramsey Abbey [near Huntingdon, ...

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