VIDEO: Australia’s Steve Smith at Arundel

TEST cricketer Steve Smith was amongst a number of big Australian names that were in action at Arundel Castle Cricket Club at the start of the week.

The two-day Australia A fixture got underway on Monday morning where a Darren Lehmann XI took on a Troy Cooley XI.

L23170H13 Australia A cricket at Arundel Castle Cricket Club. Pictured batting is Troy Cooley XI's Steve Smith

L23170H13 Australia A cricket at Arundel Castle Cricket Club. Pictured batting is Troy Cooley XI's Steve Smith

The sides were captain by Test cricketers Brad Haddin and Smith as the Australian side embarked on their first match of a tour of the British Isles ahead of The Ashes.

The match was between a high-quality group of youngsters, chosen by the Australian national selection panel, along with well-know players such as Moises Henriques, Nathan Lyon, Ryan Harris, Peter Sidldle and James Pattinson.

Full report and more pictures in this week’s Littlehampton Gazette.