Cricket: England call-up for Laidlaw

Gordon Laidlaw (centre) will tour UAE with England's Disability squad in March.
Gordon Laidlaw (centre) will tour UAE with England's Disability squad in March.

Gordon Laidlaw has again been chosen to represent England.

The 32-year-old was last week named in a 15-man England Disability squad for their series against Pakistan in United Arab Emirates in March.

Laidlaw, from Adwick-le-Street, took part in the first ever disability international cricket series when the same two sides went head to head in 2012.

The 14-day tour will consist of three 40-over one-day internationals and three T20 internationals, all played at the ICC Global Cricket Academy in Dubai.

Former Sprotbrough all-rounder Laidlaw, who now plays for Rockingham in the South Yorkshire League, is one of only two Yorkshire players to make the squad. The other is Liam Thomas.

ECB’s Head of Disability Cricket, Ian Martin, said: “Representing England is the pinnacle for any cricketer and so I am pleased for all of the players that have been selected for this tour.”

Gordon (pictured above, centre) won disability sports person of the year at the 2012 Doncaster Free Press Sports Awards.