A 16-strong squad has been selected for England U19's tour to the Caribbean in November and December, where the Young Lions will play in a 50-over tri-series against West Indies U19 and Sri Lanka U19 which includes former Poole Town Junior player Scott Currie.
The series is the last competitive test for the young players before the ICC U19 World Cup, which takes place in South Africa in January and February 2020.
Scott Currie is added along with Sam Young having showed their potential this summer in second team cricket for Hampshire and Somerset respectively, and together for Dorset in the National Counties competition.
Speaking ahead of the tour England U19 Head Coach Jon Lewis said of his squad:
“With the World Cup on the horizon, this is our last opportunity to assess our squad and decide which 15 players to take with us to South Africa. We’ve also taken this opportunity to look at some players who are relatively untested at this level and have the chance to force their way into our World Cup squad.These experiences are a major step forward on their journey and will help them understand the levels they need to achieve to be successful professional cricketers. The West Indies and Sri Lanka are both countries with fantastic cricketing pedigrees and cultures, so we’re sure to experience strong and diverse challenges ahead of our main objective after Christmas.”
Winter well Scott, everyone at the club will be hoping the tour is an opportunity to show your ability
England U19 squad for tour of the Caribbean
George Balderson (Lancashire) captain, Kasey Aldridge (Somerset), Ben Charlesworth (Gloucestershire), Tom Clark (Sussex), Jordan Cox (Kent), Blake Cullen (Middlesex),Scott Currie (Hampshire), Harry Duke (Yorkshire), Joey Evison (Nottinghamshire), Lewis Goldsworthy (Somerset), Jack Haynes (Worcestershire), George Hill (Yorkshire), Luke Hollman (Middlesex), Dan Mousley (Warwickshire), Hamidullah Qadri (Kent), Sam Young (Somerset)