Halifax’s Lees to face Aussies

Yorkshire's Alex Lees against Derbyshire
Yorkshire's Alex Lees against Derbyshire

The career of Halifax’s Alex Lees will take another step forward this week when he plays for England Lions in a two-day game against Australia at Northampton.

The 20-year-old Yorkshire opener has been earmarked as a player of international potential with his selection for a side captained by Eoin Morgan and also including two more up-and-coming players in Warwickshire all-rounder Keith Barker and Sussex batsman Luke Wells.

Left-hander Lees has a Lord’s century to his name this season as well as making an unbeaten 275 against Derbyshire. He is averaging almost 60 in six Championship matches.

National selector Geoff Miller said: “We have looked to reward the players from the county circuit who have performed well this season and will look to push for places in future England squads.”