June 2017: Cricketer Edward in Lancashire bid

KEEN cricketer Edward Taylor is hoping to land a place in the Lancashire U13s team after he plays in a three-day tournament over half term.

The Haslingden High School student from Shuttleworth already plays for a number of teams and has landed a place with North Lancashire.

He will be playing for that side against East, West and South Lancashire in tournaments in Bury, Blackpool and Liverpool.

Edward, 13, said: “After the tournament, depending on how well you do, you can be selected to play for Lancashire. I think I will be the opening batsmen for them, but I also enjoy bowling and most fielding positions; I used to be a wicket keeper.”

The all-rounder, whose father Clive is coach at Edenfield Cricket Club, said he had been playing the sport before he started school.

Edward said: “I have been brought up around cricket. I play for Edenfield Seniors Third team and I captain their U13s team and also play for the U15s.

“I train on a Wednesday and a Friday and play matches on a Sunday.

“I am also captain of Rossendale District U13s and play in the Ribblesdale League U14s.

“When I was captain of the U11s my best score was 56 not out and now it is 43 not out.”

No surprise he wants to be a professional cricketer when he is older.