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Billings to captain Lions at Canterbury
Billings to captain Lions at Canterbury

Kent captain Sam Billings will lead the England Lions at The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence against South Africa’s Test side next week.

The 31-year-old Kent Men’s Captain will captain a Lions side that will also include former Kent Cricket Academy bowler, Ollie Robinson.

Tickets are now on sale for all four days of this match via tickets.kentcricket.co.uk, & are priced at £15 for adults & just £1 for Under-16s.

England Men’s selection panel have named a 13-player squad for England Lions four-day match against South Africa starting on 9 August at The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence, Canterbury.

England Men’s Assistant Coach Paul Collingwood has been appointed Head Coach for the match.

Mo Bobat, ECB Performance Director, said: “We’re delighted that the Lions will have a competitive fixture against the South African tourists.

“The squad strongly represents some of the country’s current, next best and future England players. For some players, this game will be important preparation going into the Test series.

“These matches for the Lions are pivotal as we try to build the depth of players that can further enhance the way the Test team have been playing this Summer. It is a reward for players who have scored runs and taken wickets this season in the LV= Insurance County Championship campaign and have caught our eye in how they’ve gone about their business.”

England Lions squad versus South Africa:

Sam Billings (Kent), Captain

Harry Brook (Yorkshire)

Sam Cook (Essex)

Sam Conners (Derbyshire)

Ben Duckett (Nottinghamshire)

Will Jacks (Surrey)

Keaton Jennings (Lancashire)

Dan Lawrence (Essex)

Craig Overton (Somerset)

Liam Patterson-White (Nottinghamshire)

James Rew (Somerset)

Ollie Robinson (Sussex)

Dom Sibley (Warwickshire)