BORIS Johnson stopped by at a cricket club to lend a hand in readying them for the new season.
Mayor of London visited Harrow Town Cricket Club after the NatWest CricketForce ECB initiative selected them as their showcase club in getting their grounds ready for action.
England’s men and women cricket captain’s Alastair Cook and Charlotte Edwards joined Boris and got stuck in, cleaning up the turf.
They were joined by members of Harrow Volunteer Police Cadets who lent a helping hand as a part of the community work party, braving the sub zero wind chill factor to pitch in and clear rubbish and remove vegetation.
Youth engagement coordinator, PC Simon Underwood, said: “The cadets thoroughly enjoyed helping out on the day, especially meeting the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson.
“The mayor spent a few minutes speaking to them about their work as cadets. Occasions like this are immensely important and recognise the positive contributions young people make and was obviously the highlight of their day.”
Mayor of Harrow, Councillor Nizam Ismail, also attended, as did ECB chief executive David Collier, and ECB managing director of cricket partnerships, Mike Gatting, who were there to represent their 12-year-old initiative.