Anderson backing his former club to shine

England's James Anderson during the nets session ahead of the First Investec Ashes Test at the SWALEC Stadium, Cardiff. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday July 7, 2015. See PA story CRICKET England. Photo credit should read: David Davies/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. No commercial use without prior written consent of the ECB. Still image use only no moving images to emulate broadcast. No removing or obscuring of sponsor logos. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 for further information

England's James Anderson during the nets session ahead of the First Investec Ashes Test at the SWALEC Stadium, Cardiff. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday July 7, 2015. See PA story CRICKET England. Photo credit should read: David Davies/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. No commercial use without prior written consent of the ECB. Still image use only no moving images to emulate broadcast. No removing or obscuring of sponsor logos. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 for further information

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England’s all-time leading Test wicket-taker James Anderson has wished his former club well in their quest for silverware.

Lancashire League leaders Burnley, who have already added the Ron Singleton (Colne) Trophy to the cabinet at Turf Moor, travel to the Worswick Memorial Ground to take on Rawtenstall tomorrow.

And that fixture will set the defending Worsley Cup champions up nicely for a thirst-quenching semi-final tie with Lowerhouse at the Neville Gee (Recruitment) Ground on Sunday.

The former St Theodore’s RC High School pupil, now with 403 Test wickets to his name, made 98 appearances for Burnley in the Lancashire League, including six derbies, and had five outings in the domestic cup competition with a semi-final loss to Bacup in 2001.

The 32-year-old seam bowler said: “I still look out for how they’re doing. Of course I do.

“They’re doing really well. I’ve still got mates that play so I keep in touch with them.

“They’ve got a good team with a few ex pros playing so they’re bound to do well.

“It would be amazing (to do well in all competitions). They’ve got a strong team so hopefully they can keep that team together and do well. I wish them all the best.

“I keep in touch with them. David (Brown) is my best mate so I keep in touch with him quite regularly. It’s good to see them doing well.”

Asked if he’ll feature again for the club somewhere along the line, Anderson, currently aiding England’s attempts to recapture the Ashes urn against Australia in the First Test at Cardiff’s Sophia Gardens, said: “Possibly. We’ll see how the body shapes up in a few years time.”