Conners earns England Lions call up

Thursday 20th October 2022
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Derbyshire fast bowler, Sam Conners, has been named in the England Lions training group, which will travel to the UAE in November.

Conners, a Cricket Derbyshire Academy, in partnership with the University of Derby, graduate, was the youngest player to take 50 first-class wickets in the 2022 LV= County Championship, and claimed 4-25 against a strong South Africa side on his Lions debut in August.

The 23-year-old will be part of the group, which will support England Men’s Test preparation for Pakistan, with a three-day practice match between  England Lions  and the England Test team taking place on November 23-25, in Abu Dhabi.

Conners will again be a key part of Mickey Arthur’s pace attack next season, with Ben Aitchison, George Scrimshaw, Anuj Dal, Luis Reece and Nick Potts joined by a fully-fit Suranga Lakmal and new signing Zak Chappell.

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England Lions Training Group:

Sam Conners (Derbyshire)

Tom Abell (Somerset)

Rehan Ahmed (Leicestershire)

Josh Bohannon (Lancashire)

Jack Carson (Sussex)

Sam Cook (Essex)

Matthew Fisher (Yorkshire)

Haseeb Hameed (Nottinghamshire)

Tom Haines (Sussex)

Jack Haynes (Worcestershire)

Lyndon James (Nottinghamshire)

Dan Lawrence (Essex)

Liam Patterson-White (Nottinghamshire)

Matthew Potts (Durham)

Jamie Smith (Surrey)

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