15-year-old set for English county debut

Fisher, a right-arm seamer, already bowls at around 80 miles per hour (129 kilometres per hour) and took 6-25 against Leicestershire in a second-team game last week.

updated: June 08, 2013 09:45 IST
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London: A 15-year-old bowler is poised to make history after being named in English county Yorkshire's squad for their domestic 40-over match with Leicestershire on Sunday.

At the age of 15 years and 212 days, Matthew Fisher will become the youngest post-war cricketer to play in one of England's county competitions if he features in the game in the northeastern town of Scarborough.

"I could never imagine at the start of the season that I would be named in the first-team squad," he told the website of British newspaper The Sun on Friday.

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