A WIRRAL cricketer has appeared alongside England stars Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler and Jofra Archer at the launch of the national side's new One Day International kit.

Chris Edwards, who plays for England's Learning Disability side as well as Caldy Cricket Club, modelled the new-look strip whoch will be worn by England's various teams this summer.

The kit is desgined by Castore, a sportswear firm founded by Wirral brothers Tom and Phil Beahon.

The company has grown from strength to strength since it was founded in 2016 and currently kits outSir  investor and Wimbledon champion Andy Murray, along with Premier League teams, McLaren F1 and England Cricket.

Tom played football for Tranmere Rovers, while his younger brother Phil played cricket in the Premier Division of the Liverpool Competition for Wallasey before the former Wirral Grammar School students moved into the sportswear industry.

Chris said: “I love the new ODI kit and we can’t wait to be out on the pitch, wearing it with pride this summer as we represent our country and show everyone what disability cricket is all about.”


England's ODI captain Eoin Morgan said: “Every time we step out onto the pitch we want to express ourselves and entertain our supporters. We’ve got another exciting summer of white ball cricket to look forward to against The Netherlands, India and South Africa and thanks to Castore we are kitted out and ready to go.”

Pascal Lafitte, partnerships director at Castore, added: “The main aim of this partnership was to create a range of sportswear driven by innovation to enhance performance on the pitch. This ODI kit is a summation of these efforts.

"A kit for the players and the fans that represents Castore and ECB’s shared spirit and passion for excellence.”