England Lions cricketer Joe Clarke is facing a trial over an allegation he was involved in a brawl in Powys during the Covid lockdown last year.

His club side Nottinghamshire have confirmed they are "aware" of the proceedings against the batsman and wicket-keeper.

Joseph Clarke, aged 25, appeared alongside Oliver James Clarke, aged 30, Richard Xavier Clarke, aged 20, and Robert Clarke, aged 26, all of Underhill Farm, Trefonen, plus Tim Parker, aged 25, of Tennyson Avenue, Clevedon, North Somerset, at Welshpool Magistrates' Court on Tuesday, June 15.

All five were charged with affray in connection with a single alleged incident in Four Crosses in Montgomeryshire on July 5, 2020.

The men indicated not guilty pleas at an initial hearing at Welshpool Magistrates Court.

The defendants were granted unconditional bail prior to the direction hearing, which is scheduled to be heard in Mold Crown Court on July 16.

Clarke continues to play for his club side, Nottinghamshire, while the proceedings go ahead.

Clarke received a call up to the England 'Lions' second-tier international team in 2017, but was withdrawn from the squad in 2019.

A statement from Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club said: "The club is aware of the situation involving Joe Clarke and will await the outcome of those proceedings in due course."

The English Cricket Board declined to comment on the case.