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While most six-year-olds are still playing with toys, Rishan Ganatra is already a promising cricket player who dreams of representing England.

Rishan has already shown so much ability for his age that the coaches at the Old Grammarians club in Wellingborough have selected him for their under-11s team.

Rishan Ganatra, six

Rishan Ganatra, six

He is the youngest player to perform in the Higham & District League this season, and last week he took an impressive three wickets for two runs in two overs during a match.

Rishan has been playing cricket with his grandfather since he was four years old.

He can now name every international player, including his favourite, England and former Northants spin bowler Graeme Swann.

Rishan said: “I enjoy it and I quite like being the youngest.”

His father Amit Ganatra, 36, of Elsden Road, Wellingborough, said: “If he has any spare time, or he is sitting around, he will be watching cricket.”

Mum Bhakti Ganatra, 32, said: “He recorded all of the Ashes and he watches it every morning before he goes to school.”

A talent for the sport runs in the family as Rishan’s 10-year-old sister Bipasha is also playing for the Old Grammarians.

Coach Kev Odell said: “He is definitely a talent, but the key thing for a six-year-old is that he is enjoying it.

“It is quite rare to have a player so young on the team; our next youngest player is nine.”