ENGLAND LIONS

  • Jonathan Trott handed England Lions captaincy December 21, 2014

    London: Jonathan Trott will captain the second-string England Lions in South Africa next month as he makes his international comeback, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Saturday. The 33-year-old South Africa-born batsman has not played international cricket since he withdrew from England`s Ashes tour of Australia in November...
  • Recovering Jonathan Trott named in England Lions squad October 28, 2014

    London: Jonathan Trott has been included in the England Lions squad for their tour to South Africa in January and February, marking his continuing recovery from a stress-related illness. Trott exited England's 2013 Ashes tour in Australia after one Test match due to the problem, but a comeback for his English...
  • Hamish Rutherford leads New Zealand A to triangular series win August 13, 2014

    London: Hamish Rutherford led New Zealand A to victory in the triangular oneday series with a sevenwicket win over England Lions on Tuesday. Chasing a rainrevised target of 220 from 36 overs at New Road, Rutherford struck 95 off 84 balls including 10 fours and two sixes before Tom Latham's 48...
  • Watson to lead Australia in tour match August 15, 2013

    Shane Watson will lead Australia in twoday practice game against England Lions in Northampton starting on Friday. Regular skipper Michael Clarke has been given rest, along with Chris Rogers, Peter Siddle, Brad Haddin, Ryan Harris, and Jackson Bird. Watson, 32, is said to have recovered from a groin and hip problem...
  • Eoin Morgan to captain England Lions against Australia August 13, 2013

    ChesterleStreet: Test batsman Eoin Morgan will captain England's secondstring Lions against Australia in a twoday tour match at Northampton starting on August 16, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced on Monday. Northamptonshire were originally due to play Australia at Wantage Road, but their qualification for English county cricket's Twenty20 finals...
  • Root justifies England selection May 13, 2013

    London: Joe Root maintained his case for inclusion in the England team to play New Zealand in the first Test at Lord's next week by scoring 179 for the secondstring England Lions in a draw against the tourists at Grace Road on Sunday. Root, the Lions captain, was named Saturday in...
  • Hamish Rutherford slams century against Lions May 10, 2013

    London: New Zealand opener Hamish Rutherford thrived in the chilly conditions of Leicester, hitting a century for a confidence boost ahead of next week's first Test against England at Lord's. Rutherford ended the first day of the tour game against England Lions at Grace Road unbeaten on 116 as New Zealand...
  • Butterworth replaces Cutting in Australia A squad February 24, 2013

    Melbourne: Cricket Australia (CA) on Sunday replaced Ben Cutting with Luke Butterworth in the Australia A squad for the last two unofficial one-day matches of the VB Series against England Lions in Sydney. Australia A physiotherapist David Beakley said: "Ben Cutting aggravated an existing groin injury in the match against England...
  • England Lions duo sent home from Australia for breaking rules February 20, 2013

    London: England Lions players Ben Stokes and Matt Coles have been sent home from the secondstring cricket tour of Australia after repeated misdemeanours. "On a very challenging tour to Australia, both Matt and Ben have ignored the instructions given to them around their match preparation and recovery. "And, following previous warnings,...
  • Hazlewood, Sandhu, Handscomb added to Aus A squad February 20, 2013

    Melbourne: Cricket Australia (CA) on Wednesday added Josh Hazlewood, Gurinder Sandhu and Peter Handscomb to the Australia A squad which is playing visiting England Lions in six unofficial oneday games. Hazelwood and Sandhu will join the squad in Hobart on Wednesday evening while Handscomb will travel at the end of the...
  • Shaun Marsh out with hamstring injury February 17, 2013

    Melbourne: Cricket Australia on Sunday announced that Australia A batsman Shaun Marsh will take no further part in the series against the England Lions after he ruptured a hamstring tendon during Saturday's match at Bellerive Oval, Hobart. Australia A physiotherapist David Beakley said: "A scan has revealed that Shaun Marsh ruptured...
  • Finch to captain Australia A against Eng Lions February 7, 2013

    Melbourne: Opening batsman Aaron Finch has been selected to captain Australia A in their fivematch limitedovers cricket series against the England Lions. The Australian national selection panel on Thursday named a 12man squad for the VB series, headed by Finch and with wicketkeeper Tim Paine as vicecaptain. Selection chairman John Inverarity...
  • Morgan to captain Lions squad July 28, 2012

    London: Middlesex batsman Eoin Morgan was on Friday named captain of the England Lions squad for two fourday games against Australia A next month. The 25yearold was one of four players with Test caps along with Yorkshire batsman Jonny Bairstow, Nottinghamshire allrounder Samit Patel and Kent offspinner James Tredwell...
  • Morgan to captain England Lions squad July 27, 2012

    Eoin Morgan was on Friday named captain of the England Lions squad for two fourday games against Australia A next month. The 25yearold is one of the four players with Test caps along with Yorkshire batsman Jonny Bairstow, Nottinghamshire allrounder Samit Patel and Kent offspinner James Tredwell included...
  • West Indies suffer 10wicket loss in warmup tie May 14, 2012

    London: England Lions crushed West Indies by 10 wickets on Sunday, dealing a further blow to the brittle confidence of the tourists ahead of the first Test which starts at Lord's on Thursday. Joe Root (115 not out) and Michael Carberry (72 not out) led the Lions to victory in Northampton...
  • Tonup Powell leads West Indies revival May 13, 2012

    London: Kieran Powell scored the first hundred of the West Indies tour of England as they avoided an embarrassing defeat against the England Lions on Saturday ahead of next week's first Test at Lord's. West Indies were facing the possibility of being beaten with more than a day to spare in...
  • WI under the pump against England Lions May 12, 2012

    London: West Indies were facing defeat against England Lions after conceding a 194run first innings deficit after two days of the fourday game in Northampton. The tourists closed on 28 for 3, still 166 behind, and are struggling for form just a week away from the first Test at Lord's....
  • Warmup game: WI bowled out for 147 on day 1 May 11, 2012

    London: West Indies collapsed to 147 all out against the England Lions on Thursday in what the tourists will hope isn't a taste of things to come during next week's first Test against England at Lord's. , in what was West Indies first full innings on tour as a mere 34...
  • Darren Sammy rested for Lions clash May 11, 2012

    London: West Indies captain Darren Sammy was surprisingly left out of the side for Thursday's match against the England Lions, the tourists' final match before next week's first Test at Lord's. Sammy, who has not batted or bowled on tour yet thanks to the rain that reduced the Windies' opening threeday...