Lilley Signs For Lancashire
Friday 28th August 2015 @ 10:35 by Mark Phillip

August marks a memorable period for several Tameside cricketers.

Firstly, Aaron Lilley has signed a new deal at Lancashire County Cricket Club.

Having progressed through the club’s Academy system, the former Mossley Hollins High School pupil has played a crucial role for the Red Rose this campaign.

24 year old Lilley follows in the same footsteps as former Audenshaw School pupil Stephen Parry.

Renowned for his slow left-arm bowling, 29 year old parry has established himself as a prominent figure in the side.

The former Denton cricket Club player made his One day International debut against the West Indies in March 2014.

Parry had a memorable debut in the limited-overs series, taking 3 for 32, and his efforts during the fixture were subsequently rewarded with the man of the match award.

Both players are expected to be included in Lancashire’s squad for the T20 Finals day this Saturday, which is taking place at Edgbaston, Birmingham.

Lancashire secured their place in this weekend’s semi-final against Hampshire thanks to positive contributions from Parry and Lilley.

Parry took three wickets in Lancashire’s quarter final victory against Kent, but Lilley bowled the better spells, conceding just 21 runs off four overs.

Tameside born Lilley has enjoyed a productive season with Lancashire, recording his career best figures with both bat and ball.

The all-rounder hit 63 runs and took 5-23 to help Lancashire record an important victory against Derbyshire during an LV County Championship fixture earlier this year.

While Parry and Lilley are involved in County duties, Denton West’s Jordan Williams has his eyes set on making his mark internationally.

The 23-year-old has been selected to represent England’s Physical Disability squad during a four game series in Bangladesh next month.

During the competition – which takes place in Dhaka from 2nd to 10th September – England will take on Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India and Pakistan.