England, Lancashire, Leicestershire
Born in Tameside, Arron Lilley is an bowling all-rounder whose primary role is off-spin bowling. Having risen through the ranks in Lancashire’s junior sides, Lilley was an integral part of the title-winning side of Lancashire’s second XI in 2012, claiming 19 wickets. In the following year, he repeated the feat, which earned him a T20 call-up for Lancashire. An unperturbed Lilley, on T20 debut against Yorkshire, shone with the ball with figures reading 4-11 in front of a packed Headingley crowd. It was in 2015 that the offie found his feet. A regular feature in the playing XI, Lilley played a crucial role in his team winning the T20 Blast competition with an miserly economy rate of 6.46. He took part in seven County Championship matches, where he scalped 26 wickets with one five-wicket haul, and helped Lancashire get promoted to Division One. Lilley failed to contribute substantially in First-Class cricket and he went back to Lancashire’s second team. Lilley has considerably improved his prowess with the bat - especially in the 20-over game, where he is renowned for his aggressive batting. In the 2017 edition of T20 Blast, Lilley was promoted to number three for major chunk of the tournament. The right-hander responded to that move with four scores in excess of 30 (including one fifty) at a strike rate of 158.03.