De Wet in 15-man South Africa squad
Friedel de Wet in action for Chorley
Former Chorley CC professional Friedel de Wet is on line for his Test debut against England after being called up to the 15-man South African squad.
De Wet, 29, is one of five former Northern League professionals in the squad for the First Test against England at Centurion Park starting on 16 December.
Fast bowler De Wet, who plays for Lions, made a big impression at Windsor Park during the 2008 season when he took 56 wickets at 13.43 and also scored 267 runs.
De Wet's superb attitude and professional approach to the game endeared him to many people and he left a lasting legacy as a popular and committed club professional who had time for everyone.
Former Morecambe professional Ashwell Prince (1999-2000), Lancaster's 1997 pro Mark Boucher, Fleetwood's former paid man Paul Harris (2006) and Jacques Kallis, who spent a year at Netherfield in 1995, are also in the South Africa squad, proving that the Northern League is an ideal breeding ground for talented cricketers looking to improve their skills.
Chorley's 2009 professional, wicket-keeper/ bat Chris Hartley has been in fine form for Queensland since his return down under and is in line for a Test call-up while Chorley also have high hopes of their 2010 professional, South African all rounder J J Smuts.
De Wet bowls to Darwen pro Atif Ashraf in 2008