Cricket Leinster is delighted to announce that former Captain, John Anderson, has become a Selector for the Leinster Lightning with immediate effect.
Anderson had six seasons playing for the Lightning and presided over two treble winning seasons in 2016 and 2017 as captain of the InterProvincial side. Widely recognised as one of the premier batsman in club cricket on the island, Anderson will bring a wealth of cricketing experience and nous to the provincial set-up.
“I’m obviously delighted to be back involved with the Leinster Lightning, having enjoyed my time as a player and captain of the province” says Anderson. “It was something that I was very passionate about and I was very proud of what we achieved.”
With the revamped senior InterProvincial competitions and guaranteed competitive games for the Emerging and Academy players via the Lightning Bolts programme, this is an exciting time for Anderson to be involved with the representative squads.
“With the new structures in place, it’s an exciting time for cricket in Ireland. The emerging competition is a great addition and hopefully I can add value to the Bolts as well as the Lightning.”
Alongside Head Coach Nigel Jones, Anderson is looking forward to playing his part in supporting and promoting both the current crop of players, and the next batch of talent just below the full core squad.
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