Chorley Cricket Club youngster expected to line-up alongside Chanderpaul for Lancashire’s second XI

Photo: David Hurst.
Blackpool CC V Chorley CC at Stanley Park, Blackpool.
Chorley's Edwin Moulton
Photo: David Hurst. Blackpool CC V Chorley CC at Stanley Park, Blackpool. Chorley's Edwin Moulton

Chorley ace Edwin Moulton is set to line-up alongside former West Indies star Shivnarine Chanderpaul for Lancashire’s second XI today.

Moulton made his debut for Lancashire’s second XI in their 49-run win over Northamptonshire last week and is expected to feature once again in today’s 50-over Second XI Trophy clash with Durham at Bowdon with 42-year-old former West Indies skipper Chanderpaul also anticipated to feature.

Moulton, 18, added four runs to Lancashire’s 310 first innings total, before picking up figures of 24-0 from eight overs and 28-0 from five overs as Northampton were bowled out for 265 and 269, after Lancashire had set them a target of 318 to win in the three-day county clash at Aigburth.

Moulton, who hails from Bretherton, has been with Chorley since he was seven and has played for all the club’s junior age groups and at every senior level.

Oliver Smith, who is on the club’s committee, said: “To see Edwin playing for Lancashire seconds was a great thrill for Chorley.

“He is an all-rounder who bowls fast right arm. While he batted lower down the order for Lancs, he bats at four for us.

“His call-up came quite out of the blue. Edwin has been involved at Lancashire for the last few years in their junior teams, but he got a call saying he would be playing for the second XI. Chorley have had a lot of players progressing to the county set-up over the years.”

“Matthew Critchley is at Derbyshire and of course there was Tom Smith who was at Lancashire.”