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Andy Flower talks leadership with college students

Stratford Editorial 10th Jun, 2014 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

STUDENTS at Stratford College have been bowled over by former England cricket coach Andy Flower.

The Zimbabwean – who oversaw three Ashes victories – was speaking to them about his career and the importance of leadership.

While still a player, Flower gained international recognition for his now infamous ‘black armband’ protest in which he and Zimbabwe’s first black cricketer, Henry Olonga, demonstrated against the country’s human rights abuses.

More recently he led England’s national side during one of its most successful periods between 2009-14, before stepping down following the 5-0 series whitewash in Australia earlier this year.

Flower told the Sport Diploma students one of his proudest moments as coach was winning in India in 2012/13 and Warwickshire batsman Ian Bell was the player he most enjoyed watching.

Stratford College recently set up its first ever cricket team which play at Stratford Town Cricket Club, where Flower is currently coaching on a voluntary basis.

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