TESTAMENT NOT ONLY TO THE LADS THEMSELVES, BUT TO YORKSHIRE AS A CLUB: ALEX LEES
First-class English cricketer, Alex Lees, who is currently contracted to Yorkshire County Cricket Club
Alex Lees anticipates that the production line of Yorkshire continues providing England with fresh talent in the years ahead after almost half of the present squad’s top line-up was given Lions call-ups this week.
The first class English cricketer, 21 years old, will journey to South Africa in the start of the next year, 2015, to face the South African side ‘A’ in first-class and one-day matches (consist of 50 overs), teaming with Gary Ballance, Jonny Bairstow, , Adam Lyth, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett and Jack Brooks on the journey.
According to a statement given by the opening batsmen, the feat is an honor not only to the seven players (who were handed the Lions call-ups) themselves, but to the Yorkshire cricket club as well. He further said that seven players being awarded collectively was unheard of. He hoped that the club keeps promoting new talent in England so that it does not stop with the current group as there are many “exciting” youngsters in the second team and below.
He also complimented the current coaches by saying that although he has not trained with all of the coaches around and that it would be unjust to declare them [current coaches] the best; still, he reckons that there are hardly better coaches than the Yorkshire ones.
“Yorkshire as a club have lost players before, but we have produced players to fill the roles. I’m sure they’ll do it again,” he was quoted as saying, “Whoever turns out in that first game, we’ll be a very good team.”