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Get to know: George Balderson

Get to know: George Balderson

Find out more about Lancashire youngster George Balderson

NAME George Balderson

AGE 18

BIRTHPLACE Stockport

ROLE All-rounder

Where do you play Club cricket?
I play my cricket at Hyde Cricket Club in the Cheshire League

Who is your idol?
I would say Alastair Cook, as a fellow left handed opening batsman

Cricketer you are most compared to?
As a batter probably somebody like Andrew Strauss, with the ball I’m not too sure really

Best innings that you have played?
I scored a hundred last year in the Super 4s playing for the North of England, that one definitely stands out for me

Your hobbies or interests away from cricket?
I like to watch other sports, so football and rugby would probably be my main interests outside of cricket

If not a cricketer, what would you be?
I was good at all of the sciences at school and like I said, I love sport so maybe I could have went down the physiotherapy route 

Best friend in the Lancashire Cricket Academy?
Probably Jack Morley. I spend a lot of time with him. We met in the Academy, he’s the same age as me and we’ve gone on to play a lot of cricket together and we’ve also been selected for the Young Lions together too

Highlight of your career so far?
It would have to be between signing my first pro deal with Lancashire or getting selected onto the England Young Lions programme this winter

Football team you support?
I’m a Manchester United fan

One interesting fact about you?
I can’t think of one, there’s got to be one…I was head boy at my high school

What do you hope to achieve with Lancashire in 2019?
I want to put in some consistent performances for the Lancashire Second XI and do my best to push a case for First Team selection towards the back end of the season

Which player in the Lancashire First Team squad do you look up to?
I’d say Keaton Jennings, as a left handed opening batsman who has gone on to to play for England

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