A disabled student has been called up to represent a professional cricket club at a national level.

Aryan Janjale, a year nine pupil at The Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School in Elstree has been called up to represent Middlesex in the D40 national cricket squad.

Aryan has recently been selected in the D40 squad after showing outstanding determination and skill at both his school and his local cricket club. Disability cricket has three leagues within the county set-up and this is the highest level before international status.

Aryan said: "I am delighted to be one of the youngest members of the Middlesex 1st XI D40 National League Squad. This would not have been possible without the great support from my school – particularly from James Hewitt and the coaching staff at Habs Boys.

" also want to thank my local club coach Marc at Stanmore CC and Stephanie Reingold. I look forward to a great summer of cricket for Middlesex D40."

Michael Wilson, Middlesex disability coach and head of county disability cricket, said: "Aryan has joined our D40 national squad and has shown a lot of potential. He will train over the winter and will have a chance to gain a place in the starting XI for next season."

Gus Lock, headmaster at Habs, said: "I am delighted for Aryan on his selection. He has taken the opportunities on offer to him and has worked tremendously hard. He is a credit to our school and I wish him all the very best for the coming season."

Aryan’s first fixture is on May 17.