A TOTAL of 22 youngsters from the Upper Airedale Junior League patch were delighted to have a surprise photo opportunity with Andrew Gale.

The Yorkshire captain called in during their Pro Coach Academy Summer Camp at Oakworth Cricket Club.

With a match the following day for the county against Gloucestershire, Gale had training in the afternoon at Headingley but found time to drop in at a hot and sunny Oakworth.

He autographed bats, books and clothing and posed for photos with the students, as well as giving them advice on improving their game.

The Pro Coach staff put the 21 boys and one girl through numerous exercises and drills designed to enhance their general cricket skills.