Lancashire's Simon Kerrigan pleased with season so far

Simon Kerrigan
Kerrigan made his England Lions debut against Sri Lanka A in August

Lancashire slow left-armer Simon Kerrigan has said he is pleased with how his season has gone so far.

The 22-year-old has taken 20 wickets in all competitions and received a call-up to the England Lions squad for games against Sri Lanka A in August.

He told BBC Radio Lancashire: "I set my goals out at the start of the year to get into the England Lions squad, so I was pleased to get into that.

"I also got a couple of wickets and I'm better for having that experience."

Kerrigan, who signed his first professional contract with Lancashire prior to the 2009 campaign, took 30 championship wickets last season.

The Preston-born spinner has had limited opportunities in the championship this season, featuring in just three games so far with Lancashire preferring to use the more experienced Gary Keedy.

Kerrigan added: "It's great to be playing alongside Gary.

"He's always coming down to you if he thinks you're doing something you shouldn't be doing or maybe what you should be doing.

"He's really good to talk to."