CRICKET legend and commentator David Gower came to a Herefordshire school to open their indoor cricket nets recently.

The Elms School, in Colwall, were very excited to welcome Gower to open their new Indoor ECB standard cricket nets.

Between 1978 and 1992 Gower played 117 test matches scoring 8,231 runs with a batting average of 44.25.

Gower led England to victory in the 1985 ashes.

He played his county cricket for Leicestershire, Marylebone CC and Hampshire.

During his visit to the Elms School, Gower met some of the children and told some funny stories. He spoke about his favourite cricket grounds, superstitions and other highlights from his career. Gower had a bat in the nets and some of the children got to bowl at him.

He took time with every child and adult and signed a number of autographs.