Ipswich School girls recreate 1916 cricket photo

Ipswich School girls recreate cricket pose Image copyright James Fletcher
Image caption Ipswich School is offering cricket lessons to girls for the first time in its history
Ipswich School cricket team, 1916 Image copyright Ipswich School
Image caption The girls were recreating a photo taken of the Ipswich School cricket team in 1916

Schoolgirls have recreated a photo from almost 100 years ago to celebrate the first female cricket lessons in their school's 600-year history.

The 12 pupils from Ipswich School posed with headmaster Nicholas Weaver to mirror a photo of the private school's cricket team, taken in 1916.

The first cricket club for girls at the school started last month.

Head of cricket Andrew Golding said he hoped the girls would be inspired by England's women retaining the Ashes.

On Saturday the school, which is now co-educational but dates back to the 14th Century, is also holding a free taster session for any girls aged 10-14 interested in playing cricket.

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