George Edwards recruited by Lancashire

George Edwards has become the latest recruit to sign for Lancashire after penning a two-year deal at the Emirates Old Trafford. The 22 year-old fast bowler arrives from Surrey.

The tall Londoner has taken eight wickets in the four first class matches he has played and was invited on an ECB training camp to South Africa in 2013. He took 4-44 on his Championship debut against Worcestershire in 2012.

“George is a young, fast bowler with great potential and will be a great addition to our seam bowling unit,” suggested Lancashire’s head coach, Ashley Giles. “After losing the services of Kyle Hogg, and with Glen Chapple perhaps playing a limited role, this is an area that we need to strengthen.

“This is a great opportunity for George and we are delighted to have him on board. I wish him well with his career at Emirates Old Trafford.”

Edwards joins fellow new arrival Nathan Buck, signed from Leicestershire last month, in a new look seam bowling attack.

“I’m very happy to sign for Lancashire,” said Edwards. “They are a club with a great history and Emirates Old Trafford is such a fantastic cricket ground.

“As soon as I met Ashley and had a chat with him I knew immediately that I wanted to join Lancashire.

“I am looking forward to meeting my new team-mates on Monday and to start pre-season training.”

James Buttler

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