CRICKET: Lions call for Brooks

Oxford Mail: Jack Brooks Jack Brooks

FORMER Oxfordshire paceman Jack Brooks celebrated his England Lions call-up with a devastating spell of bowling for Northamptonshire.

Northants reduced Essex to 54-6 at stumps on day two of their LV= County Championship Division Two match at Chelmsford.

Brooks, 27, claimed 4-22 from nine overs, including the wicket of England batsman Ravi Bopara.

His haul arrived in 18 deliveries at a personal cost of nine runs and left Essex in dire straits with half their side back in the pavilion for only 25.

Earlier in the day, the ex-Oxford and Tiddington fast bowler was named in the 12-man Lions squad to face the West Indies at Northampton from May 10-13.

Brooks appeared for the Lions, who are England’s second team, in one-day matches against Bangladesh and Sri Lanka over the winter and now has a chance to stake his claim in the longer format.

  • THE Oxfordshire Cricket Association (OCA) have decided to call off all fixtures scheduled for today due to the recent “atrocious weather”.

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

Get Adobe Flash player
About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree