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Jack Twigger and Ryan Lockley handed Shropshire recalls


Ryan Lockley and Jack Twigger have been recalled by Shropshire for the Unicorns Championship match against Wales Minor Counties which starts at Oswestry on Sunday.

The inclusion of Wellington seamer Twigger, pictured, provides Shropshire with another bowling option while Bridgnorth’s Lockley, who hit a Birmingham League century earlier this month, also returns.

Lockley replaces his club mate Simon Gregory as wicketkeeper while Shrewsbury batsman Will Parton also makes way from the side which won at Dorset earlier this month, a third victory in four Western Division matches this season.

Shropshire are second in the table, 19 points behind leaders Berkshire, with two fixtures, both at home, remaining.

Bryan Jones, Shropshire’s chairman of selectors, said: “We had some tough calls to make when it came to picking the team. We just haven’t scored enough runs so we’ve made a couple of changes and have opted to include an extra seamer this time.

“Ryan’s kept wicket well for us in the past and recently scored a century for Bridgnorth. He’s also batted a few times under pressure for Shropshire and has done well.

“We’ve decided to go with an extra seamer at Oswestry with Jack coming in and he gives us good options alongside Gurjit Sandhu and Alex Wyatt.”

The first ball will be bowled at Oswestry at 11am on Sunday, with admission free for spectators on all three days.

Shropshire: Steve Leach (Shifnal, captain), Omar Ali (C&R Hawks), Joe Carrasco (Oswestry), Warrick Fynn (Oswestry), Alexei Kervezee (Halesowen), Ross Aucott (Shifnal), Ryan Lockley (Bridgnorth), Sam Whitney (Bridgnorth), Gurjit Sandhu (Twickenham), Jack Twigger (Wellington), Alex Wyatt (Shifnal).