John Anderson has been appointed a selector for Leinster Lightning.

The 38 year-old Merrion batsman enjoyed six successful seasons at Lightning, with his aggregate haul of 2287 runs the highest in the modern version, bettered only in interprovincial history by Ginger O'Brien (2416), who played forty more games.

He was the Interprovincial Player of the Year in the inaugural season of the revamped competition in 2013.

Cricket Ireland President Robin Walsh presents Player of the Year to John Anderson

Anderson, capped 26 times for Ireland, skippered Leinster to back-to-back trebles in 2016 and 2017. He will bring a wealth of cricketing experience and nous to the provincial set-up.

“I’m obviously delighted to be back involved with the Leinster Lightning, having enjoyed my time as a player and captain of the province” said Anderson.

Leinster Lightning captain John Anderson with the Interpro Championship Trophy

“It was something that I was very passionate about and I was very proud of what we achieved.

“With the new structures in place, it’s an exciting time for cricket in Ireland. The emerging competition is a great addition and hopefully I can add value to the Bolts as well as the Lightning.”

Lightning have began the defence of their 50-over Cup in positive fashion winning both their matches convincingly under Head Coach Nigel Jones.

Nigel Jones and John Anderson

John joins the current Leinster Lightning selection panel of captain George Dockrell and Nigel Jones.