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.