Ravi is a chip off the old block

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CRICKET star Ravi Dhar is keeping it in the family after being handed a place with Lancashire.

The 10-year-old, has been selected for the Lancashire County Cricket Club’s Under-11s team after impressing in a trial last Tuesday.

The trial took place at Leigh CC and he got 19 not out and took 1-4 off three overs.

If he’s picked his debut would be in a Roses clash with Yorkshire later this month.

The St George’s CofE Primary School pupil is the youngest brother of Chorley Cricket Club pro Gaurav.

His proud sibling: “It’s great news and I’m very pleased for him and hope that he will go on to do even better than I have done.

“I never had anyone teaching me how to do things but I’ve tried to help him as much as possible.”

Ravi plays for Chorley and bowls leg spin like his brother.

In a tournament last season he took five wickets in the same match, including a hat-trick.

Gaurav, who was on the books of the MCC last season, said: “He’s been playing since he was seven.

“He been a regular at Windsor Park for years but since he’s been playing he’s shown he’s a fast learner.

“He wanted to be a fast bowler but because of the height of our family I suggested he turns to leg spin.

“I made the same decision when I was 13 so he’s got a headstart on me.

“He’s never got a bat and ball out of his hand so he wants to become a cricketer when he’s older.”

He said his hero was former Chorley all-rounder Tom Smith, who now plays at Lancashire.