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    Richard Gleeson called into England Lions squad

    Northamptonshire bowler replaces Sussex left-armer George Garton who has a side injury

    Northamptonshire fast bowler Richard Gleeson has received his first Lions call-up, following an injury to the Sussex left-armer George Garton.

    Garton is heading home from Jamaica after aggravating a side injury in the preparations for the Lions’ warm-up match at Sabina Park, in which he bowled only five overs.

    Gleeson, a 30-year-old from Blackpool who has only been playing first-class cricket for three seasons after previously impressing in Minor Counties cricket with Cumberland, had already been called into the North squad for the North-South Series in Barbados next month.

    Now he will take Garton’s place for both the red-ball and white-ball sections of the Lions tour in Antigua and first Jamaica, although he will not arrive in time to be considered for the first four-day match against West Indies A which starts in Trelawny on Sunday.

    Watch Richard Gleeson in action

    Highlights - Northamptonshire v Gloucestershire Day 2


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