Sydneysider Mickey is a Headingley local

Yorkshire signed New South Welshman Mickey Edwards as a local player ahead of 2023, the fast bowler holding a British passport.

The tall quick penned a two-season deal at Headingley, with his first summer in county cricket heavily disrupted by a foot injury which limited him to just a trio of County Championship appearances from late April to mid May, yielding five wickets.

The 29-year-old Australian, from the Harbour City of Sydney, 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.

Edwards’ deserved more reward for his endeavour in his first three Yorkshire appearances, especially on debut against Sussex at Hove when he should have had more than his one wicket. 

His most productive display came in a home draw against Glamorgan when he claimed four wickets in the match, including a first-innings 3-54. Unfortunately, he only played once more all season. 

But confidence is high that he can show much more of what he is about across all formats in 2024. 

Mickey’s younger brother Jack, an all-rounder, is also a first-class cricketer for New South Wales

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, in 2022, 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.

UPDATED: Feb 2024. 

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