ONE of Widnes Cricket Club's brightest young prospect was selected by England chiefs to prepare the country's top-order batsmen for Test duty, writes IAN CHEVEAU.
Sean Moore, a fast-medium bowler for the Beaconsfield Road club and a Lancashire under 19s player, gave the likes of Kevin Pietersen, Andrew Strauss, Paul Collingwood and Ian Bell a good workout before they beat Pakistan inside three days at Old Trafford.
Moore, 18, said: 'Lancashire coach John Stanworth was asked by Duncan Fletcher to pick some bowlers to give the England lads some practice.
'I took part in the morning sessions and had to bowl against some of the best batsmen England have got.
'I also did a few overs with the Pakistan team. It was great experience for me and I think I did OK against them.'
Onlookers commented big-hitting Pietersen had smashed Moore's Lancashire team-mates all over the place but had been forced to adjust his approach against the Widnesian.
'I managed to have a chat with some of the team after the session and they are really good lads,' added Moore.
The Rainhill High School Sixth Form student has set his sights on university and juggling his studies with a promising cricket career.
Moore has been at Widnes since the age of seven and for their troubles, he and his team-mates got to see England's finest in action and also featured on Sky Sports News.
John Moss, Widnes' cricket secretary, said: 'Sean is a very mature and talented cricketer.
'We hope his experience with the Test team stands him in good stead for the future.'