Devon quartet named in Lions squads for winter tour

Lewis Gregory - one of four Devonians in the latest England Lions squad
Lewis Gregory - one of four Devonians in the latest England Lions squad

DEVON quartet Dom Bess, Lewis Gregory, Craig Overton and Jamie Overton have all been called up to the England Lions squad for a tour of the UAE this winter after successful seasons with Somerset.

The Lions will take part in one four-day ‘Test’ versus Pakistan A, as well as five A team ODIs and two A Team IT20s against the same opposition.

Kent’s Sam Billings – fresh from captaining his county to promotion in the Specsavers County Championship – is named in the four-day squad, while there are also call-ups for Surrey’s Jason Roy and Durham’s Mark Wood.

Worcestershire’s Josh Tongue has been named as part of the four-day squad, subject to medical clearance following an injury he picked up in the current round of Specsavers County Championship games.

Billings, Roy, Tongue and Amar Virdi will swap out ahead of the white-ball leg of the tour, to be replaced by Alex Davies, Gregory, Sam Hain and Saqib Mahmood.

FOUR-DAY SQUAD

Dom Bess (Somerset), Sam Billings (Kent), Joe Clarke (Worcestershire), Nick Gubbins (Middlesex), Max Holden (Middlesex), Tom Kohler-Cadmore (Yorkshire), Liam Livingstone (Lancashire), Craig Overton (Somerset), Jamie Overton (Somerset), Matt Parkinson (Lancashire), Jamie Porter (Essex), Jason Roy (Surrey), Josh Tongue (Worcestershire), Amar Virdi (Surrey), Mark Wood (Durham).

50-OVER AND T20 SQUAD

Dom Bess (Somerset), Joe Clarke (Worcestershire), Alex Davies (Lancashire), Lewis Gregory (Somerset), Nick Gubbins (Middlesex), Sam Hain (Warwickshire), Max Holden (Middlesex), Tom Kohler-Cadmore (Yorkshire), Liam Livingstone (Lancashire), Saqib Mahmood (Lancashire), Craig Overton (Somerset), Jamie Overton (Somerset), Matt Parkinson (Lancashire), Jamie Porter (Essex), Mark Wood (Durham).

 SCHEDULE

November 18-21: Four-day match v Pakistan A, Abu Dhabi

November 25: First 50-over match v Pakistan A, Dubai

November 27: Second 50-over match v Pakistan A, Dubai

November 29: Third 50-over match v Pakistan A, Abu Dhabi

December 2: Fourth 50-over match v Pakistan A, Abu Dhabi

December 5: Fifth 50-over match v Pakistan A, Dubai

December 7: First T20 v Pakistan A, Abu Dhabi

December 8: Second T20 v Pakistan A, Abu Dhabi