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Prince Harry proves a good sport in the Caribbean

By Tony Jones

Prince Harry has shown off his batting skills under the watchful eye of cricketing royalty - and was given the thumbs up.

As three legends of world cricket - Sir Viv Richards, Sir Curtly Ambrose and Sir Andy Roberts - looked on, Harry joined a group of youngsters playing a match and impressed with his display of different strokes.

The event was staged at an Antiguan stadium named after Sir Viv - famed for his explosive and aggressive batting - where different activities were showcased to highlight the benefits of sport to young people.

As Harry walked around the grounds he was mobbed by schoolgirls asking for selfies and one netball player, Harmony Edwards (14), hugged the royal visitor.

At the start of the visit Harry quipped that he should be kneeling at the feet of Sir Viv and he later tried to emulate him when he picked up a bat to play with the group of youngsters.

Sir Viv said later: "It was fantastic that the prince has come to Antigua.

"We are very grateful to him - he was so down to earth."

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