Parry is a left-arm spinner who came through Lancashire's development programme.
He took 5-23 on his first-class debut against Durham UCCE in 2007, but did not make his competitive bow until 2009.
His impressive one-day performances in 2010, and in the Friends Provident t20 in particular, earned him a call-up to the England Lions squad for the final of the triangular series also featuring West Indies A and India A.
Parry found first-class opportunities hard to come by during Lancashire’s LV= County Championship winning season in 2011 due to the form of Gary Keedy and Simon Kerrigan.
However, he was a regular in the Red Rose’s limited-overs side and received a call-up to the Potential England Performance Programme, only to sustain an injury and be replaced by fellow left-arm spinner David Wainwright as a precaution.