Sydneysider Mickey arrives at Headingley as a local 

Yorkshire have signed New South Wales fast bowler Mickey Edwards as a local player due to him holding a British passport. Edwards is a tall seamer with good pace and skills who has penned a deal for the next two county seasons.

The 28-year-old Australian, from the Harbour City of Sydney, has made 15 appearances in state cricket for NSW, also representing serial winners Sydney Sixers three times in the Big Bash. He has a best haul of 4-31 to his name – in List A cricket.

Mickey’s younger brother Jack is also a first-class cricketer for New South Wales, the 22-year-old being a top order batter.

When Jack debuted in a one-day match against Western Australia at Perth in September 2018, the pair became the first brothers to play for NSW since the Waugh twins – Mark and Steve – back in 2004.

Mickey came through their age-group system, and like Jack he also made his senior debut in a one-day match against WA in Perth, but Mickey’s coming a year earlier.

He has briefly represented both Middlesex and Kent in second-team county cricket and last summer had a wicket-ladened spell in Kent League cricket with the St Lawrence and Highland Court club.

In 16 matches, he claimed 48 wickets with hauls of 7-14, 5-14 and 6-11.

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