Cricket - England Lions fall to crushing defeat

England Lions suffered their third consecutive 50-over defeat on their Australian tour as they went down by eight wickets to Victoria.

Captain James Taylor (pictured) went for a second ball duck as England slumped to 74-5 but 86 from Derbyshire’s Gary Balance guided them to 225-6.

But Rob Quiney, who played two Tests against South Africa last year, blasted 122 from 104 balls and keeper Peter Handscomb made an unbeaten 67 as the hosts romped home with 13.5 overs to spare at the Junction Oval in Melbourne.

Somerset’s teenage seamer Craig Overton took both the wickets to fall.

The tourists begin a four match limited overs series against Australia A in Hobart on Saturday.