Lammonby and Green in England squad to face Indian tourists
EXETER and Devon duo Tom Lammonby and Ben Green have been named in England under-19 squads for the looming one-day and two-day series of matches against the touring Indians.
Lammonby and Green are both on Somerset’s books – Green as a full-time pro and Lammonby on an Academy contract.
Green, an under-19 veteran is in the 15-man squad for the four-day ‘Tests’ against India at Chesterfield (July 23-26) and Worcester (July 31-Aug 3).
The series continues with a day-night match at the Spitfire Ground St Lawrence in Canterbury on Wednesday August 9, which will be shown live on Sky Sports.
The remaining games are at 1st Central County Ground in Hove on Saturday August 12, with match four at the Brightside Ground, Bristol on Monday August 14, and concludes on Wednesday August 16 at the Coopers Associates County Ground in Taunton.
The England management are using the Royal London One-Day Series to fettle the side for the ICC Under-19 World Cup in New Zealand next year.
Green, who played for England in the 2016 World Cup in Bangladesh, will be 20 when the competition takes place.
The age cap rules out Green’s Somerset team-mate George Bartlett as well.
Andy Hurry, the head coach of England’s Young Lions programme, said: “With the ICC World Cup in New Zealand early next year, it made sense only to consider players eligible for that when we were choosing our squad for the Royal London One-Day Series.
“But that series remains very important in its own right, and there should be some excellent Under-19s cricket for players and spectators to enjoy this summer.”
England will play a two-day warm-up match against a Unicorns XI in Loughborough on July 19-20 before the ‘Tests’, at Queen’s Park in Chesterfield from July 23-26, then New Road in Worcester from July 31 to August 3.
For two four-day matches against India: Max Holden (Middlesex, capt), Liam Banks (Warwickshire), George Bartlett (Somerset), Harry Brook (Yorkshire), Henry Brookes (Warwickshire), Ben Green (Somerset), Will Jacks (Surrey), George Panayi (Warwickshire), Ryan Patel (Surrey), Liam Patterson-White (Nottinghamshire), Matt Potts (Durham), Oli Robinson (Kent, wk), Harry Swindells (Leicestershire, wk), Josh Tongue (Worcestershire), Amar Virdi (Surrey).
For five-match Royal London One-Day Series against India: Harry Brook (Yorkshire, capt), Liam Banks (Warwickshire), Tom Banton (Somerset, wk), Henry Brookes (Warwickshire), Adam Finch (Worcestershire), Alfie Gleadall (Derbyshire), Will Jacks (Surrey), Tom Lammonby (Somerset), Felix Organ (Hampshire), Liam Patterson-White (Nottinghamshire), Jack Plom (Essex), Matt Potts (Durham), Hamidullah Qadri (Derbyshire), Oli Robinson (Kent, wk), Liam Trevaskis (Durham).