Ben Stokes
Ben Stokes of England celebrates reaching his century. (Photograph by Gareth Copley/Getty Photos)

England Check captain Ben Stokes visited his childhood cricket membership in Cockermouth, the place the place he moved to when he was 12 from New Zealand. When requested if he had dreamt of turning into the skipper of the nationwide group, he mentioned that he had not even given it a second thought. He was appointed because the captain of the group earlier than the beginning of the continuing sequence towards New Zealand.

Stokes added that he was most likely simply excited about what he would do the subsequent day at that age. Talking about Cockermouth Cricket Membership, he mentioned that he at all times loved going there, and he additionally spoke in regards to the impact the membership has had on him and his profession. “No. I didn’t even give it (turning into England captain) a second thought,” mentioned Stokes, who was quoted as saying by BBC. “I used to be most likely simply excited about what I’d be doing the subsequent day at that age.”

Cricket has at all times been one of the accessible sports activities: Ben Stokes

“I at all times take pleasure in coming again right here. I’ve been very public in regards to the impact Cockermouth Cricket Membership had had on my profession,” mentioned the England Check captain. “I believe cricket has at all times been one of the accessible sports activities for followers to pay money for the folks they see on their TV screens. As gamers, we’ve obtained a larger accountability than simply being on the market and taking part in the sport.”

Former Cockermouth participant Gareth White spoke about Stokes’s affiliation with the membership and his affect on the kids. He mentioned that Stokes has performed an enormous half in drawing junior sections to the membership for a few years. He added that his mere presence on the world phases has given inspiration to youngsters and has additionally had an enormous affect on them.

“We’ve obtained a thriving junior part and have had for a few years,” mentioned White. “Ben performs a big half in that though he’s not within the native space now. His presence on the world stage is an enormous inspiration and affect to all the kids.”

Stokes will likely be again to play for England subsequent for the third Check match towards New Zealand on June 23 in Headingley Cricket Floor, Leeds.