Playing against the greats, ice cream flavours and the truth behind sharing a dressing room with international stars – all were among the most pressing concerns as Ben Slater took part in a Q&A with children involved in the Wicketz programme.

The opener fielded questions from young people involved in the fast-paced, softball form of the game across the country, including in Nottinghamshire.

Slater was also invited to discuss the reasons behind choosing 26 as his shirt number, the toughest bowler he’d ever played against and his tips for making it in the professional game.

“The kids absolutely loved being able to chat to a guy who’s made it as a professional cricketer – and they were able to ask some questions I wouldn’t have dreamed of!” said Mitchell Adlington, Nottinghamshire’s Club Development Officer for Wicketz.

“Ben was a really good sport though, and Q&As like these can be so inspiring for these children as they make their way in the game.

“After a year where none of us have been able to get out onto the field as much as we’d have wanted, it’s great to be able to organise these online events and see that there’s still a huge enthusiasm for cricket out there.”

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