Bailey proud to land award

04 May 2018 06:04:09 EST

Lancashire seamer Tom Bailey wants to play a full part for the club across all formats of the game after being named as the Professional Cricketers' Association's player of the month for April.

The 27-year-old bagged 16 wickets in his opening three County Championship appearances of the 2018 season, including match figures of 41-17-68-8 as Surrey clung on for a draw at Old Trafford.

He also struck a career-best 66 with the bat in that match and is now looking forward to developing his good form.

"Winning this award is a first for me and I feel like I've been bowling pretty well, to be honest. I was up against some good names who have started the season really well so it's a big honour to receive April's player-of-the-month award," Bailey said.

"To be honest I feel like I've been bowling well for the last few years but injuries have halted me getting in the team consistently. I have had an injury-free start to the season and I've had the opportunity, and having the opportunity has been massive for me.

"I really want to play a full season of first-team cricket in all the formats."

Lancashire can be backed at 6/1 to win their County Championship Division One match against Somerset who are available at 1/1 to score under 220 runs in their fiest innings.

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