A TALENTED cricketer will be part of the Lancashire youth contingent that are set to embark on the trip of a lifetime next year.

Arran Sen, a Year 8 pupil at Rydal Penrhos School in Colwyn Bay, has been selected to the county’s U13 performance squad that will travel to Mumbai, India for a special tour in February after impressing throughout the assessment process.

Paul Allott, director of cricket at Lancashire, said: “We aim to develop more than just cricketers – we want to see our boys and girls emerging through the pathway as durable, well-rounded, resourceful and broad minded, capable of adapting to challenging conditions and finding a way to succeed.”

In addition to a series of fixtures and an intense training schedule, the Lancashire squad will be working with Project Front Foot and the Dharavi Cricket Academy, where they will spend time coaching children associated with the scheme.

This is the latest in a series of achievements from the sports scholar who has gone from strength-to-strength over the summer and has also been involved with the Colwyn Bay set-up in youth sides and their third team.

He also won the Spirit of Cricket Award for his polished performance during Rydal Penrhos’ annual fixture against Marylebone Cricket Club, and Arran won the Cricket World Performance of the Week for his maiden half-century for the school against Caldy Grange.

Director of Sport Allen Boyd, said: “This is going to be a wonderful experience for Arran and one that is going to assist with his overall development considerably.

“He has full embraced boarding school life and has really thrived as part of our dedicated sports scholarship programme.”

To fund the trip, Arran will be taking part in a sponsored run and other activities, and he is also looking for a personal sponsor at a cost of £250.