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Spin Twins line up for England Lions

Somerset spin twins Jack Leach and Dom Bess have been included in the England Lions starting XI for the third Test against West Indies ‘A’ which gets underway at 6:30pm this evening.

Dom will be making his debut for the Lions in place of Mason Crane whilst Jack has been in fine form on the tour already, taking 17 wickets in the three matches.

Regarding their inclusion in the starting line up Somerset Head Coach, Jason Kerr said: “It’s great news for both Jack and Dom. Jack has been the stand out player for the Lions on the tour so far and everyone associated with the Club is delighted to see him performing so well on the international stage. Dom has had to bide his time on tour so far, but I’m sure that he will show everyone that he deserves to be playing at this level.”

The full Lions starting XI for the third Test at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium is as follows:

K Jennings (Lancashire, capt), H Hameed (Lancashire), N Gubbins (Middlesex), J Clarke (Worcestershire), S Northeast (Hampshire), A Davies (Lancashire, wk), P Coughlin (Nottinghamshire), D Bess (Somerset), J Leach (Somerset), S Mahmood (Lancashire), R Gleeson (Northamptonshire).

Dom will also feature for the Lions in the up-coming one-day matches which begin in March

The full Lions one-day squad is:

K Jennings (capt), J Clarke (Worcestershire), S Curran (Surrey), J Porter (Essex), P Coughlin (Nottinghamshire), S Mahmood (Lancashire), N Gubbins (Middlesex), A Davies (Lancashire, wk), S Northeast (Hampshire), D Bess (Somerset), M Parkinson (Lancashire), M Critchley (Derbyshire), R Gleeson (Northamptonshire), T Roland-Jones (Middlesex), S Hain (Warwickshire).

One-day schedule

March 4: Tour Match – Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, Antigua

March 6 – v West Indies A – Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua

March 9 – v West Indies A – Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua

March 11 – v West Indies A – Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua

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