Cricket ace Brian Lara at Stonyhurst College

Cricketing legen Brian Lara with some of Stonyhurst's senior cricketers.
Cricketing legen Brian Lara with some of Stonyhurst's senior cricketers.

Some of Stonyhurst’s senior cricket squad had the privilege of meeting cricketing legend Brian Lara.

He holds several cricketing records including the record for the highest individual score in first-class cricket, with 501 not out for Warwickshire against Durham at Edgbaston in 1994, the only quintuple hundred in first-class cricket history.

Perhaps his most famous achievement though is the record for the highest ever individual test cricket score of 400 not out.

Mr Lara visited Stonyhurst to discuss plans for a possible cricket tour to Trinidad in 2015, with the headmaster Andrew Johnson and director of sport Simon Charles.

Pupils then gave him a tour of the college before returning to their pre-season rugby training.

Brian Lara with some of Stonyhurst’s senior cricketers. (s)