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“Playing with, and against, big name

players gives you a good indication

of where you’re at as a professional.

You don’t often get the chance to face

Chris Gayle and Brendon McCullum

outside of international cricket.

“When you bowl against those

sorts of players, some of the best

in the world, it sort of gives you an

indication of where your game is at.”

In terms of an indication of where

Jake’s game is at, he may be closer

to facing off against the headline-

grabbers with three lions on his chest,

rather than the Outlaws’ stag.

A series of eye-catching red ball

displays have put him in contention

for England’s Test squad for the

upcoming series against Sri Lanka,

but it was cutting his teeth at Trent

Bridge in white ball cricket that set

him on his way.

“I enjoy bowling the big overs and

thrive on taking the ball and trying to

get the best batsmen of the opposition

out,” he says.

“The game here against Derbyshire,

they needed 20-odd off two overs, a

high pressure situation that I enjoyed

being involved in.When you come

out on top of those sorts of battles it

makes it even better.”

Not a man unfamiliar with cricketing

battles, Lumb, together with his

long-standing opening partner Hales,

has been at the forefront of Notts

Outlaws’ fortunes in white ball cricket

for a number of years.Their pairing

has been the destructive platform for

a number of memorable victories.

While Hales has grabbed the

headlines, Lumb is often the catalyst

for the innings, renowned for going

hard from ball one. It’s a tactic that

has reaped its rewards, and caught the

imagination of the fans in the stands.

“I’m flexible in my approach, it

depends how I feel on the day,” he

downplays, beautifully.

“I’ve certainly got my plans to

execute, but there’s no set way of

going about it. Some days I can go

hard from ball one, some days I have

a look and take my time.

“It depends on the match situation. If

my fellow opener, say Alex Hales, is





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