Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Rookie Star Bailey Set to Sit Red Rose Examination

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Rookie Star Bailey Set to Sit Red Rose Examination

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GARY Yates believes now is the ideal time for scholarship fast bowler Tom Bailey to get a taste of first-team cricket with Lancashire.

The tall seamer, 23, from Preston made an encouraging start to his one-day career with a wicket after just six balls in Tuesday's Royal London one-day Cup clash with Essex, but he could not prevent a six-wicket loss.

After an impressive first spell, he struggled on his return to the attack and finished with 1-65 from 10 overs.

He should get another chance in today's clash with Derbyshire at the County Ground.

"Tom did OK, and hopefully he will have learned a lot from the experience," said assistant coach Yates of the player who played one Championship match at the end of 2012.

"I'm sure when he reflects, there will be things in his game that he would like to have done better, but overall he did OK. …

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