England cricket ace Jimmy Anderson awarded Freedom of Burnley: PHOTOS

ENGLAND cricket star James Anderson has become the youngest person to be granted the freedom of Burnley.

In a ceremony at Burnley Town Hall, the cricketing ace (29) was awarded the highest honour Burnley Council can bestow to mark his outstanding services to cricket as one of the world’s best bowlers.

England fast bowler James Anderson with his family at Burnley Town Hall.'Photo Ben Parsons

England fast bowler James Anderson with his family at Burnley Town Hall.'Photo Ben Parsons

He is the 23rd recipient of the Freedom of Burnley, and follows another local sporting hero, Clarets legend Jimmy McIlroy, who was handed the honour in 2009.

There’s more on this story and a proud day for Jimmy in Tuesday’s Express