Lawrence links up with England Lions squad


Dan Lawrence has linked up with the England Lions squad ahead of their One-Day series against South Africa A over the coming week.

The three match series begins tomorrow at Trent Bridge and will be completed by fixtures at Northampton on Saturday and then on Monday.

Joining up with the England Lions squad takes the batsman one step closer to full international honours and the 19-year-old follows in the footsteps of Tom Westley who has toured abroad with the Lions for successive winters.

Lawrence has started the Championship season in impeccable fashion and is leading the way in the Essex run scoring charts with 391 runs, including two stunning hundreds, and the call up is just reward for rising to the Division One challenge.

Joining up with the squad in Nottingham completes a whirlwind week for Lawrence who was also handed his Essex County Cap during lunchtime of Day 1 of the draw against Surrey.

The youngster will now, along with teammates Tom Westley and Jamie Porter, hope to be included in the four-day squads for the upcoming series against South Africa A.