A CRICKET umpire from Oswestry has been included in a newly created ECB Professional Umpires’ Team.

Anthony Harris is one of 34 umpires from across the UK to be selected, replacing the first-class panel of umpires backed up by a reserve panel.

The England and Wales Cricket Board conducted a review into attracting match officials from all backgrounds after allegations of discrimination in the appointment system from former umpire John Holder and Ish Dawood in 2020.

Those named on the Professional Umpires’ Team are available to stand at all levels of men’s and women’s domestic cricket in England and Wales, including The Hundred.