Bradford League: Lamb springs into action for T20 Challenge after late call-up

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Pudsey St Lawrence’s in-form opening bowler Richie Lamb has received a late call-up to the Bradford Premier League side for tomorrow’s T20 Challenge match against a Yorkshire Vikings XI at Pudsey Congs (6pm).

Lamb, the top-flight’s joint leading wicket taker with 15, has been drafted in after team-mate Jordan Thompson – 12th man for England in their first Test win over Sri Lanka at Headingley – was named in the Yorkshire side after originally being picked by the league’s team manager Paul Hutchison.

Yorkshire will be led by county captain Andrew Gale, with the game forming part of his benefit year.

The big-hitting duo of Noman Ali and Suleman Khan are also in the Bradford League side.

Ali smashed six sixes in an over for Bradford & Bingley in the recent Priestley Cup first-round tie, while Khan hit a stunning 121 not out in Lightcliffe’s fine victory over Hanging Heaton on May 14.

Khan is one of five survivors from the side which faced the Vikings in last year’s face-off, with skipper Gary Fellows, Callum Geldart, Curtis Free and James Wainman being the others.

Bradford Premier League line-up: Gary Fellows (Hanging Heaton), Callum Geldart (Pudsey Congs), Alex Atkinson (Woodlands), Lee Goddard (New Farnley), Suleman Khan (Lightcliffe), Matthew Duce (Pudsey St Lawrence), Noman Ali (Bradford & Bingley), James Wainman Farsley, Tom Chippendale (Hanging Heaton), Richie Lamb (Pudsey St Lawrence), Curtis Free (Cleckheaton).