Lions on top of Aussies after first day
England Lions had the better of the opening day to their four-day match with a Cricket Australia XI, with three centurions in 367-4.
England Test batsman Zak Crawley made an early exit for just two although Dominic Sibley, fresh from a successful tour to South Africa, hit 13 fours in compiling 103.
He added 184 with Keaton Jennings, who celebrated his recall to the senior side with 141, including 18 fours.
Sam Northeast failed to trouble the scorers but the runs kept flowing from the bat of Dan Lawrence, who ended the day unbeaten on 103 from 126 deliveries, with 14 fours and one six.
Queensland seamer Brendan Doggett was by far the best of the Aussie bowlers, returning figures of 3-41 from 16 overs, while Jack Edwards took the other wicket to fall.
Former Australia batsman and coach Darren Lehman's son Jake is skippering the home side and Lewis Gregory leads the Lions.
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