High fives: England cricket captain joins Welsh cathedral choir

On the morning of the first Ashes Test against Australia in Cardiff, the England captain Alistair Cook has let it be known that he as agreed to be a patron of the Friends of Newport Cathedral Choir.

Cook was once a boy treble at St Paul’s Cathedral.

He says: ‘It is great to be asked to be a patron of the Friends of Newport Cathedral Choir. I still use many of the skills I learnt as a chorister today.’

Cook (2nd left) with Kiri

Name any other captain of a nation in any sport who is proud of having received a proper music education.

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