FRINTON cricketer Ben Foakes was delighted to get some runs under his belt after impressing in front of England head coach Trevor Bayliss.

The 24-year-old was named as part of England's Ashes squad but has since been drafted into the Lions squad, in a bid to give him game-time after failing to make the first Test line-up in Brisbane.

He boosted his chances of selection further down the line by hitting 67 on the second day of the three-day match against a Queensland Select side.

And with Bayliss joined by England batting coach Mark Ramprakash in the stands, it was a good chance for the Lions to impress ahead of the second Test which starts in Adelaide on Saturday.

Captain Keaton Jennings also shone, scoring 89 from 148 balls in a second-wicket stand of 144 with Foakes.

"Obviously I've been netting a lot out here so it was nice to get out in the middle, share a stand with Keats and get a few runs," former Tendring Technology College student Foakes told the England and Wales Cricket Board website.

"They had a decent bowling attack, with a couple of guys who are regulars in the Brisbane Big Bash team, but Keaton played well against the new ball and was only out when he was trying to kick on.

"Me and TC (Surrey team-mate Tom Curran) have enjoyed linking up with the Lions again and playing some cricket.

"I kept for about two and a half hours over a couple of sessions which was good as well and TC has bowled nicely.

"It means we will be a bit later than the rest of the squad getting down to Adelaide.

"But we'll still be there in time for practice before the game."

Wicketkeeper/batsman Foakes learned his trade at Frinton, starting playing when he was just six under the watchful eyes of head coach Tony Stubbs.

He was still playing for the Ashlyns Road club as recently as 2014 and featured in their Two Counties Championship play-off against Ramsey.

He shared a match-winning partnership with Justin Greaves to help them achieve promotion to the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League. He has since gone from strength to strength with both Essex and Surrey.