Wardlaw shortlisted for international award

Scotland and Yorkshire fast bowlers Iain Wardlaw in action for Cleckheaton
Scotland and Yorkshire fast bowlers Iain Wardlaw in action for Cleckheaton
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Cleckheaton opening bowler Iain Wardlaw has been shortlisted for a top international cricket award.

The 28-year-old former Hartshead Moor player has been named along with 12 others as the international debutant of the year.

Wardlaw has had a magnificent having been picked for Scotland.

The Dewsbury-born bowler claimed 15 wickets from eight One Day Internationals at an average of 27.27 and a further nine wickets from four Twenty20 internationals at an average of 16.11.

His 24 international wickets since his debut in 2013, is the second-highest from any of the world’s debutant players, behind Indian Test star Mohammed Shami’s 32 wickets.

Wardlaw is currently playing in the ICC World Cup qualifying tournament in New Zealand, which concludes on Saturday.

Full story in this week’s papers.