England's Tom Hartley (c) Lancashire county cricket club
England’s Tom Hartley (c) Lancashire Cricket

Ormskirk’s cricketer Tom Hartley is opening doors in his career after leading England to victory in an outstanding performance against India recently.

The 24-year-old bowler has come under the spotlight after excelling in his trial debuts and scoring victory. He has now broken records having scored 14 wickets across his two appearances.

LJMU sports journalism lecturer and former Sky Sport correspondent Tim Abraham said: “I think it is quite easy to dismiss cricket as not being a big sport in this part of the world, because obviously in Liverpool we are in a football city.

“But there is a really good, healthy club cricket scene on Merseyside. Ormskirk have produced some really good players, but there are also some fantastic club facilities on the Wirral, around Merseyside.”

Tom’s victorious scoring career

The year 2022 was an equally great period in Tom’s career. He claimed 28 wickets in 20 appearances in LV= Insurance County Championship and Vitality Blast cricket for the Red Rose. The Ormskirk born baller started off in club cricket. Now playing internationally for England is a true reflection for young people.

Tim Abraham added: “I think it is great for local youngsters who can see what’s been achieved by someone in their own backyard. That they can almost have them dreams as well.

“It just shows someone can come from a club cricket background and go all the way and play international cricket.”

However, since their victorious opening Test match, England lost the second test this week – proving you can’t win them all.

Tom’s club Lancashire announced that the rising star has signed a new contract which will see him extending his period with Red Rose until the end of 2026.

Featured image (c) Lancashire Cricket


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