STEPHEN Parry’s call-up to the England squad is great news for one of Lancashire cricket’s good guys – and proof that doing things the right way does pay dividends.

Parry, a popular figure, both at Emirates Old Trafford and around the leagues where he is a regular sub-pro, has worked so hard on his game over recent years and selection is well justified, even at the relatively old age of 28.

Every person with the Red Rose at heart will be smiling at the news, and Pazza – and team-mate Jos Buttler – deserves the very best of luck.