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Jacks gets Lions off to a flying start

Will Jacks hit 48 for England Lions in Australia

Published: 11th February, 2020

Will Jacks hit 48 for England Lions as they completed a 50 over victory over a New South Wales XI in Sydney on Tuesday morning.

Opening the batting alongside Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Jacks got England off to a flying start after they had been asked to bat first before his partner was removed with the score on 89 in the 15th over.

Jacks followed shortly after, agonisingly short of his half-century, but his six fours and two sixes from 53 balls had given England the platform to push on. He ended the innings as the second highest scorer with Somerset all-rounder Lewis Gregory hitting 55 to get his team to 293/9.

Our man then got two overs with the ball too but it was the seamers that took centre stage to bowl the hosts out for 241.

It was a mixed weekend for our players in first grade cricket at the weekend with Nico Reifer the best performer with 47 for Midland-Guildford. Ryan Patel (4), Jamie Smith (2) and Mark Stoneman (10) all batted in red ball cricket too while Scott Borthwick and Ben Geddes weren’t in action for their respective sides.

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