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Reciprocal Australia tours confirmed for England Men’s U19
Two series between England Men’s U19 and Australia Men’s U19 have been confirmed, with the Young Lions heading to Australia in January and in turn hosting their counterparts across August and September next year.
As part of this, the Young Lions training group for the winter has been announced, with the group having already spent two weeks together at a training camp in Abu Dhabi.
England Lions announce coaching team for UAE training camp
England Lions have announced their coaching group for the training camp in UAE from November 6-27.
Ian Bell and Jim Troughton (Surrey) will lead the batting, Jon Lewis and Neil Killeen (Durham) will take the pace bowlers, Min Patel (Kent) will be in charge of spin bowling and Paul Tweddle (Somerset) will be fielding and wicket-keeping coach.
Graeme Swann will also form part of the coaching
England Lions announce training group for UAE
England Lions have announced a 15-player training group to travel to the UAE from November 6-27.
As well as offering developmental experiences to the players selected, the trip will support England Men's Test preparation for Pakistan with five members of the Test squad arriving ahead of the Test tour and three pace bowlers joining the group to continue their rehabilitation from injury.
Young Lions announce England U19 World Cup squad
The England U19 selection panel, headed up by Head Coach Richard Dawson, have selected a 15-strong squad and two travelling reserves for the ICC U19 Men's Cricket World Cup.
The tournament will take place in the Caribbean in January, with England drawn in Group A alongside 2020 winners Bangladesh, Canada and United Arab Emirates. England won the Plate Final in the 2020 tournament.
England U19 men’s team announce squad for West Indies series
An 18-strong squad has been selected for the upcoming series between England U19 men’s team and the West Indies U19s.
It’s the first time the U19 team has been in action since the 2020 ICC U19 Cricket World Cup, and the squad, selected by the Young Lions selectors, will be led for the first time by ECB Elite Pathway Coach, Richard Dawson.
Dawson said: “I’m excited to see the group in act
England U19 men’s team to host West Indies U19 in September
England U19s men’s team will host West Indies this summer in a Royal London U19 series consisting of six ODIs.
ECB Elite Pathway Coach Richard Dawson will coach the team, the Young Lions’ first fixture since the 2020 ICC U19 Cricket World Cup in South Africa.
ECB Performance Director, Mo Bobat, said: “With no international U19 cricket having been played for well over a year now, we’re re
Rain pushes England Lions game against New South Wales XI towards a draw
Heavy rain in Wollongong hampered the chances of a result between England Lions and New South Wales XI, with only 26 overs bowled on day three.
The Lions trailed by 279 overnight, with five first-innings wickets remaining, but the abject weather meant no play was possible in the first session. An early lunch was taken but the rain came again in the early afternoon.
When it eventually eased,
Lawrence passes 50 again but England Lions struggle on day two against NSW XI
England Lions trail New South Wales XI by 279 runs with five first-innings wickets remaining in Wollongong, with Dan Lawrence passing 50 for the fourth time on the tour.
Resuming on 242 for four, the NSW XI batsmen frustrated the Lions bowlers, passing 400 before declaring with eight wickets down.
Arjun Nair was dismissed by Ollie Robinson in the fourth over of the day, but Nick Bertus and
Late breakthroughs help England Lions restrict NSW XI in Wollongong
A long day in the field was rewarded with two big wickets in the final session for England Lions as New South Wales XI finished day one of their four-day fixture in Wollongong on 242 for four.
The Lions, unbeaten on the tour so far and coming off the back of a win over Australia A last week, came up against a stubborn opening partnership in Ryan Hackney and Tim Ward, who batted o
England Lions wrap up first ever win over Australia A with nine-wicket victory at MCG
Craig Overton and Ollie Robinson spurred England Lions to their first ever win over Australia A as the tourists wrapped up a nine-wicket victory at the MCG.
Early rain threatened to derail the push to victory, with the hosts trailing England’s first innings total by 72 overnight, with five wickets remaining. Kurtis Patterson and Jack Wildermuth resumed innings when play got underway, moving th
Bowlers push England Lions closer to victory over Australia A at MCG
England Lions moved closer to victory against Australia A at the MCG, enforcing the follow on and taking five second-innings wickets before rain brought a premature close to day three.
The hosts still trail by 72 runs, having been dismissed for 176 in the first innings and finishing the day 180 for five.
Resuming their first innings on 103 for five, Josh Inglis and Jack Wildermuth added 31
Bracey, Robinson and Overton star as England Lions dominate day two against Australia A
A half-century from James Bracey and five important wickets from the seamers put England Lions in firm control on day two their day/night against Australia A at the MCG.
The Lions lead by 325 runs as the hosts slumped to 103 for five at stumps with Australia’s top five batsmen, all of whom are capped at Test level, back in the pavilion.
Resuming on 274 for three, Dan Lawrence
Sibley and Lawrence hit centuries for England Lions on day one against Australia A at MCG
Dom Sibley and Dan Lawrence continued their excellent form, both hitting unbeaten centuries against Australia A on day one of the day/night match at the MCG as England Lions finished on 274 for three.
Put into bat by the hosts, captained by Moises Henriques, England fell to 55 for three before Sibley and Lawrence came together at the crease.
Zak Crawley reached 18 before Jacks
Sam Cook called up to England Lions squad as Gleeson, Gregory and Mahmood ruled out
Essex seamer Sam Cook has been called up to the England Lions squad for the final two four-day matches on the tour of Australia.
Cook, who took 32 wickets for the Specsavers County Championship winners in 2019, has been playing grade cricket in Melbourne for Prahan CC. He is called up as cover for the Lions, who have lost three seamers to injury ahead of the match against Australia A at the MC
England Lions draw high-scoring match against Cricket Australia XI
England Lions had to settle for a draw against Cricket Australia XI in a high-scoring encounter at the Blundstone Arena, Hobart.
Resuming 144 runs behind the Lions’ first innings total of 613, Jack Edwards and Mitchell Perry took their ninth-wicket partnership to 89 to halve the deficit.
Perry finally became a rare scalp for the part-time off-breaks of Dom Sibley, caught by Craig Overton fo
England Lions made to work hard for wickets as Cricket Australia XI bat out day three
England Lions were made to toil in the field as their match against Cricket Australia XI moved towards a draw heading into the final day in Hobart.
The tourists were two seamers down for day three, with captain Lewis Gregory and Richard Gleeson unavailable through injury, but Craig Overton made two early breakthroughs to leave CA XI 174 for four. First he had Jason Sangha trapped in front for
England Lions in control against Cricket Australia XI as batsmen pile on 600
England Lions passed 600 in their first innings against Cricket Australia XI in Hobart, taking two wickets in the reply to leave the visitors well on top.
Resuming on 367/4, with Dan Lawrence 103 not out overnight, the Lions continued the fast pace of scoring. Nightwatchman Dom Bess fell for 15 with the score one shy of 400, with Gloucestershire ‘keeper James Bracey joining Lawrence at the cre
Jennings, Sibley and Lawrence reach centuries as England Lions dominate day one against CA XI
Keaton Jennings, Dom Sibley and Dan Lawrence all scored centuries as England Lions racked up 367 runs on day one against Cricket Australia XI in Hobart, Tasmania.
After losing Zak Crawley in the third over, Sibley and Jennings set about their work, adding 184 for the second wicket. Sibley fell midway through the afternoon session, caught by captain Jake Lehmann of Jack Edwards for 103.
Abell, Carse and Kohler-Cadmore retained for England Lions' four-day matches
Tom Abell, Brydon Carse and Tom Kohler-Cadmore will stay in Australia for the England Lions’ three red-ball matches. The retained trio were all part of the one-day squad that went unbeaten in the three completed matches against CA XI and NSW XI.
The Lions play against a Cricket Australia XI in Hobart (15-18 Feb), have a day/night fixture versus Australia A at the MCG (22-25 Feb) and finish aga
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