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Potential Young Lions Come Together For Best v Best Matches

A number of potential England Young Lions players have arrived in Loughborough to take part in the first of two Best v Best matchdays at Loughborough, and Somerset will be represented after Sonny Baker and Ned Leonard were included.

Twenty-six players have been split into two squads – North and South – to compete in a three-day red-ball match.

The same number of players will return to Loughborough on the weekend of September 26/27 for two white-ball fixtures.

Off the back of a summer in which several First-Class County coaches have played a huge role in assisting the preparation of senior England Men’s players, that theme is continued with eight Academy Directors involved.

Richard Damms (Yorkshire), John Windows (Durham), Ali Maiden (Leicestershire) and Daryn Smit (Derbyshire) will assist with the North; Gareth Townsend (Surrey) and Charlie Freeston (Hampshire), Steve Snell (Somerset) and Rich Halsall (Sussex) will support the South.

In total 19 players have been selected for both sets of matches – with two sets of seven players respectively picked for either the red-ball or the white-ball.

Three-day red-ball match. Friday September 18-Sunday September 20

Rehan Ahmed                Leicestershire

Jamie Atkins                    Sussex

Sonny Baker                    Somerset/Devon

Finlay Bean                      Yorkshire

George Bell                     Lancashire

Ed Booth                           Yorkshire

Jonathan Bushnell        Durham         

James Coles                    Sussex/Oxfordshire

Henry Crocombe           Sussex

James Cronie                  Northamptonshire

Blake Cullen                    Middlesex

Robin Das                         Essex

Josh De Caires                Middlesex

Luke Doneath                 Durham

Harry Duke                      Yorkshire

JJ Fielding                        Lancashire

Brodie Glendenning    Durham

Alex Horton                     Glamorgan

Sean Hunt                        Surrey

Ned Leonard                   Somerset

Fletcha Middleton        Hampshire

Nick Potts                         Derbyshire

Tom Prest                         Hampshire

Harry Sullivan                 Yorkshire

 

Two white-ball matches. Saturday September 26 & Sunday September 27

Rehan Ahmed                Leicestershire

Sonny Baker                    Somerset/Devon

Amrit Basra                      Northamptonshire

George Bell                     Lancashire

Jacob Bethell                  Warwickshire

Ed Booth                           Yorkshire

Jonathan Bushnell        Durham

James Coles                    Sussex/Oxfordshire

Henry Crocombe           Sussex

James Cronie                  Northamptonshire

Blake Cullen                    Middlesex

Robin Das                         Essex

Josh De Caires                Middlesex

Luke Doneathy               Durham

Harry Duke                      Yorkshire

JJ Fielding                        Lancashire

Freddie Heldreich        Northamptonshire

Alex Horton                     Glamorgan

Eshun Kalley                    Essex

Ned Leonard                   Somerset

Fletcha Middleton        Hampshire

Will Naish                        Gloucestershire

Nick Potts                         Derbyshire

Tom Prest                         Hampshire

Matt Revis                       Yorkshire

Sam Wisniewski            Yorkshire

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