England Under 19 update

George Bartlett England

George Bartlett, Tom Banton and Louie Shaw have been involved with the England Under 19′s over the last few days.

On Saturday A half century from George Bartlett couldn’t save the England Under 19s from defeat against India Under 19 Colts at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium.

Batting first England lost opener Harry Brook with the score on 11 at which stage the Somerset youngster walked to the wicket to join Max Holden.

George, who signed a one year contract after graduating from the Academy last summer, proceeded to add 80 for the second wicket with Max Holden before he was out for 52 which came off 61 balls and included seven fours.

George Bartlett, Banton and Shaw1

Holden top scored for England with 85 whilst there was also a half century for Surrey wicketkeeper Ollie Pope.

Later in the innings Somerset’s Tom Banton hit seven off five balls before perishing in the final over as England posted a total of 266 for eight from their 50 overs.

Holden then took two wickets with his off-spin, and with Yorkshire seamer Matt Fisher also taking two on his first match as captain of the Under-19s, England reduced the Indian Under-19 Colts to 174 for six.

Somerset v Warwickshire, Second Eleven Twenty20, second Semi Final, Arundel Castle Cricket Club Louie Shaw

However, the home captain Anukul Roy counterattacked with an unbeaten 62 from 43 balls, and the Colts won by three wickets with almost six overs to spare as they reached 271 for seven.

Fisher ended with two for 41 from eight overs and Holden two for 14 from 4.1, while Surrey off-spinner Euan Woods took an excellent return catch.  Somerset’s Louie Shaw bowled four overs for 28 runs.

Tom Banton

Today (Monday) George and Tom were selected for the opening ODI against India.

Delray Rawlins (107*) and Harry Brook (51) were the stars for Engalnd as they posted a total of 256 for seven.

Despite HJ Rana making 101 the hosts were dismissed for 233 from 42.5 overs as England won by 23 runs.  Matt Fisher was the pick of the England bowlers with four for 41.

The next match in the series will take place on Wednesday.