Seamer Edwards joins Lancashire CC

Edwards (left) has joined Lancashire
Edwards (left) has joined Lancashire
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George Edwards has joined Lancashire County Cricket Club signing a two-year contract

The 22 year-old fast bowler arrives at Emirates Old Trafford from Surrey County Cricket Club for whom he took 4-44 on his Championship debut against Worcestershire in 2012.

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.

Cricket director and Head Coach Ashley Giles said: “George is a young, fast bowler with great potential and will be a great addition to our seam bowling unit.

“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 added: “I’m very happy to sign for Lancashire. 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.”

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