2015 was a breakthrough year for Lancashire where he starred in Lightning's triumphant NatWest T20 Blast campaign, taking regular wickets, runs and he two incredible catches.
The first came at Emirates Old Trafford in a group stage clash against Nottinghamshire Outlaws and the second was an outstanding combined catch with Karl Brown in the Quarter Final against Kent Spitfire.
He also took his maiden five for in Lancashire's home County Championship fixture against Derbyshire at Southport and Birkdale CC.
Lilley came through the ranks of Lancashire’s junior sides and Academy programme to make his first team debut in County Championship and Twenty20 cricket in 2013, his first year on a professional contract.
He made his senior debut in a 40-over match against Worcestershire in 2012, but unfortunately rain at New Road meant he did not bat or bowl.
The off-spinning all-rounder was the second leading wicket taker in 2012 season in Second XI three-day cricket with 19 wickets, and was an integral part of their one-day Trophy winning side.
The Tameside-born player also played an integral part in the Second XI’s success in Championship cricket (they shared the title with Middlesex) and one-day Trophy cricket (they beat Nottinghamshire in the final) in 2013.
But, prior to that, he debuted in first-team Twenty20 cricket during a Roses clash at Headingley and played two Championship matches against Glamorgan at Emirates Old Trafford and Worcestershire at New Road.
His best performance in the first team to date came in a 40-over win over Derbyshire in mid-August, a haul of 4-30 from seven overs.
In terms of his batting, Lilley, who played one one-day match and nine T20s, has the potential to become a genuine all-rounder in years to come.
Arron Lilley has been supported by the Brian Johnston Memorial Trust through the BJMT Elite Spin Bowling.