Jennings top scores for England Lions
Lancashire batsman Keaton Jennings top scored for England Lions on the second day of their three-day match against a Queensland Select at the Allan Border Field in Brisbane, whilst Liam Livingstone (25*) and Alex Davies (22*) also contributed.
Jennings scored 89 from 148 balls and shared a second-wicket stand of 144 with Foakes, who like his Surrey team-mate Tom Curran was drafted into the Lions team from England’s Ashes squad to give them some match practice.
Foakes, who had shared wicketkeeping duties with Lancashire’s Alex Davies as the Queenslanders made 396 for nine on day one, stroked 67 from 94 balls with six fours and a six – watched by England head coach Trevor Bayliss and batting coach Mark Ramprakash, on their last day in Brisbane before heading south for the second Test in Adelaide.
It was a decent day for all three Lancashire players in the Lions line-up, as Davies and Liam Livingstone followed the example of their new team-mate Jennings by sharing a positive unbroken sixth wicket stand of 43 before Jennings declared the Lions innings on 250 for five, in the hope of setting up a last-day run chase.
Livingstone, who came in at five, ended unbeaten on 22 with one six, and Davies thumped two maximums in his unbeaten 25.
Nick Gubbins was caught and bowled by new Durham signing Nathan Rimmington for 14, Dan Lawrence fell for 9, and Ben Duckett made 21 after being called into the batting line-up at six following Westley’s injury.
Curran and George Garton then took one wicket apiece, and Dom Bess joined his fellow Somerset spinner Jack Leach in the bowling attack for the first time in the match.
But the Queenslanders galloped to 198 for two in their second innings, with captain Peter Forrest again setting the lead, meaning they will resume on the last day with a lead of 344, and well-placed to make an early declaration.