HAMPSHIRE spinner Mason Crane is set to play at Lymington’s Sports Ground headquarters on Saturday – four days before potentially lining up for England against South Africa.

Crane was one of five uncapped players named in a 16-man England T20 squad for three matches against the Proteas, with the first game being staged at the Ageas Bowl on Wednesday.

But, with Hampshire not in action over the weekend, Crane will keep his eye in by playing for the county’s youngsters on their visit to Southern Premier League leaders Lymington.

The New Forest team jumped to the Premier Division summit with victory over Andover last weekend, while Hampshire Academy are second bottom having won only one of their six matches this season.

In March, the 20-year-old Crane became the first overseas player since Pakistan legend Imran Khan in 1985 to play for Australian team New South Wales.

He has 11 Championship scalps from three matches this season and took a match-winning five for 40 as Hampshire secured a thrilling 90-run four-day victory at Somerset last month.