Edwin has tour to remember

Lancs CC cricketer Edwin Moulton after his recent tour to Somerset.
Lancs CC cricketer Edwin Moulton after his recent tour to Somerset.

Chorley Cricket Club star Edwin Moulton has expressed his delight with his performances for the Lancashire B side.

Edwin toured with the team in Somerset and impressed, performing with both bat and ball.

Despite the first day being a wash out and the second day a Twenty20 , the third day saw Edwin score 40 runs when opening the batting and taking two wickets.

Day four brought much better weather and in cricketing terms a ‘flat deck’ to bowl on, yet Edwin still bowled economically as his six overs went for just 20 runs.

Day five saw the youngster look in complete control as he raced to 37 again at the top of the order before a dubious umpiring decision brought his innings to an end.

Despite the interruptions to the action, Edwin was very pleased overall with how the tour went.

He said: “The weather was very disappointing but it was good to do well in the games that we managed to play.

“I would have liked to have gone a bit more and converted my scores into fifties or centuries but I am pleased with how things went.”

Prior to the tour, Edwin made his first-team debut for Chorley against Preston.

Although not taking a wicket, Edwin bowled excellently and impressed all by bowling three overs for three maidens.

He said: “It was a good experience to play in the first team. It was good to play with all the lads but for now I think I would be better in the seconds so I can bowl more overs.”

Edwin, 14, already captains the Under-15s at Chorley and made his senior debut two years ago .

This season, the youngster made a huge impact for the 2nd XI, taking 7-36 off 11 overs in one game.

His season did look to be threatened by a bad back, but a short spell of physio and a rest from cricket ensured he was able to return.

Edwin said: “I was really happy with the way I bowled against Barrow and took the seven wickets.

“My back feels much better now which is good, and hopefully the injury won’t flare up again.”

Edwin clearly has a big future ahead of him and the youngster, who attends Bishop Rawstorne High School in Croston, hopes things at Chorley can get even better.

He said: “Hopefully in a few years, I’ll be able to play in first team each week.

“I’d like to bat more the second team and improve their first.

“Hopefully I can make it into the full Lancashire set-up as well but that will all come in time.”

All players and officials at Chorley are proud of Edwin, but none more so than his dad Simon.

Simon who has made a return recently for the 2nd XI, is extremely happy with the way his son has done.

He said: “I’m really proud of Edwin, and it’s great how he has performed.

“He can only do what he can do he’s had a great season with the ball and hopefully it continues.”