Hain century leads England Lions to victory over Cricket Australia XI
Sam Hain's unbeaten century helped England Lions' tour of Australia get off to a winning start, with a six-wicket win over a Cricket Australia XI at Metricon Stadium, Gold Coast.
Warwickshire's Hain and Sussex's Laurie Evans, on his Lions debut, shared a 154-run stand for the fourth wicket as England recovered from 32 for three to chase down the target of 282.
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England beat Zimbabwe to reach Plate final at ICC U19 Cricket World Cup
George Balderson put in a captain’s performance to help England to victory over Zimbabwe in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup in Kimberley, South Africa.
Balderson scored an unbeaten 45 from 30 balls batting at number eight and picked up three wickets in Zimbabwe’s reply as England won by 75 runs.
Batting first, England scored 286 from their 50 overs thanks to an almost run-a-bal
ECB announces the award of the first England Pace Bowling Development Contracts
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced today the introduction of the England Pace Bowling Development Contracts. Three players are the first recipients - Saqib Mahmood – Lancashire, Craig Overton – Somerset and Olly Stone – Warwickshire.
Under the terms of the new contracts, personnel from the ECB’s National Performance Centre will provide more contact time with a group of high po
Bess, Crawley and Sibley to join England Lions on tour of Australia
Dom Bess, Zak Crawley and Dom Sibley will join up with the England Lions squad for the red-ball leg of their tour of Australia.
The trio were named in the original Lions squad before Christmas, with their situations monitored over recent weeks as their playing time with the senior team increased.
All three have starred in England’s series win against South Africa. Sibley scored his maiden T
England beat Japan in ICC U19 World Cup Plate quarter-final
Dan Mousley smashed 57 off 36 balls as England cruised to victory over Japan in the ICC U19 World Cup Plate quarter-final in Potchefstroom.
Japan set England 94 to win, with the Young Lions reaching the total in the 12th over for the loss of a single wicket.
Scott Currie and Hamidullah Qadri each took three wickets, with Joey Evison taking two in balls in the 30th over. Lewis Goldsworthy co
England beat Nigeria by eight wickets at ICC U19 World Cup
Four wickets each from George Hill and Hamidullah Qadri helped England comfortably defeat Nigeria at the ICC U19 World Cup in Kimberley, South Africa.
With neither team able to progress to the Super League stage from Group B, England made four changes to their team, bringing in Hill, Sam Young, Scott Currie and Harry Duke to replace Ben Charlesworth, Jack Haynes, Blake Cullen and Kasey Aldridg
England suffer final over defeat to Australia at ICC U19 Cricket World Cup
England suffered an agonising final-ball defeat to Australia in their second match of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup, leaving the Young Lions unable to qualify from Group B.
Having been put into bat, England openers Ben Charlesworth and Jordan Cox started well, taking the score to 67 before Cox returned a catch to spinner Todd Murphy to fall for 25.
Tom Clark departed three overs later havin
England defeated by West Indies at ICC U19 World Cup
England suffered a 71-run defeat to the West Indies in their first match of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup with Nyeem Young the star of the show in Kimberley, South Africa.
Having been put into bat, West Indies started well with captain Kimani Melius and wicketkeeper Leonardo Julien adding 47 for the first wicket.
Melius rode his luck with several airborne shots, one which was
England squad announced for ICC U19 World Cup
Lancashire’s George Balderson will lead England’s 15-man squad at the 2020 ICC U19 Cricket World Cup in South Africa.
The Young Lions go into the tournament in good spirits having reached the final of the Rising Stars Tri-Series in Antigua on Saturday, which featured West Indies U19 and Sri Lanka U19.
All 15 members of the World Cup squad featured in the Antigua matches, including Kent’s Jor
England U19s defeated by Sri Lanka in Rising Stars Tri-Series final
England U19s fell to a 77-run defeat to Sri Lanka U19s in Antigua despite Jordan Cox's 77
Mo Bobat appointed ECB’s Performance Director
The ECB have appointed Mo Bobat to the role of Performance Director.