JIMMY Anderson's achievements in becoming the most successful seam bowler in Test history should be celebrated with a statue in his home town, according to Lowerhouse chairman Stan Heaton.

The Burnley ace went past Glenn McGrath's tally of 563 wickets when he claimed the final wicket of the Oval Test against India on Monday and with it the final wicket of the series in England's 4-1 win.

Anderson now sits on 564 Test wickets, with just the spin trio of Anil Kumble, Shane Warne and Muttiah Muralitharan ahead of him.

"His achievements are world records aren't they? He's a Burnley lad and he's done the town proud. If he can't be recognised in some sort of official capacity I think it's remiss of the town," Heaton said.

"He's someone we should be proud of. It's our second biggest sport, our summer sport. The town of Burnley is very strong on cricket and he's a world leader in his chosen field.

"I understand he's very generous to Burnley Cricket Club and donates stuff for the cause. He's very well respected by all cricket people in the town and this is the pinnacle of any sportsman's career.

"I stand by my call, it got some notice but I don't think anyone in any authority took it up. I appreciate times are hard but surely there must be some way of recognising his incredible achievements.

"I'll bet there's a statue of Glenn McGrath somewhere in Australia."

Anderson was a junior at Burnley Cricket Club and Heaton believes he can act as an inspiration to youngsters in the Lancashire League.

"We can say for many years to young cricketers that that's what you can achieve," he said. "He came from this town, he came through a club's junior ranks. With respect to him he wasn't like a Flintoff and an outstanding performer from say the age of nine.

"He worked very hard at his game and has just gone on and on and on. He's an absolute inspiration and he can be a role model for young children in this town."