Squad Number - 19
Player Sponsor - Mr. Claude Smith
Born - Tameside, Lancashire, April 1, 1991
Joined - Leicestershire 2018
Role - Right-hand batsman, right-arm off-break bowler
Teams Represented - Lancashire
Off-spinner, dynamic batsman and excellent fielder Arron Lilley signed for Leicestershire CCC on a two-year-contract at the end of the 2018 season.
The 27-year-old Lilley is a fine all-round cricketer in all three formats of the game.
Born in Greater Manchester, Lilley initially broke into the Red Rose county as a bowler but is also a more than capable batsman who has been promoted up the order in white ball cricket in a similar role to Ben Raine.
He is also renowned for dynamic fielding; not only by taking catches, but also for saving runs and his brilliant relay work on the boundary edge.
Lilley has scored 436 first-class runs at an average of 32.76 and has also claimed 38 wickets at 36.44 apiece with a best return of five for 23.
A T20 Blast winner with native county Lancashire Lightning in 2015, Lilley scored 22 not out off 17 balls and returned figures of nought for 20 from three overs in the Final against Northants Steelbacks, a game in which Foxes seamer Gavin Griffiths also played.
He also played alongside Leicestershire CCC captain Paul Horton during his time at Emirates Old Trafford, and, like Griffiths, Harry Dearden and Callum Parkinson, came through Lancashire CCC’s Academy system.
Lilley’s impressive T20 career record has seen 499 runs scored at a strike rate of 153.53 and 40 wickets as well as 33 catches in the outfield. The all-rounder has also excelled in List A cricket, taking 15 wickets at just 22.60 including a best haul of four for 30.