NORTH Devon batsman Dan Bowser has been included in the England Learning Disability squad for the upcoming INAS Tri-Nations series, supported by Nat West.
The tournament, which will be live scored on ecb.co.uk for the first time, will see England, Australia and South Africa lock horns at club grounds across Cheshire in July.
England, led by skipper Chris Edwards, will be looking to win the Tri-Series for the third time in a row following victories in 2011 and 2015.
Two tournaments are being played: a 40-over and 20-over format
The hosts will start their campaign to retain the trophy against South Africa on 10 July at Chester Boughton Hall Cricket Club followed by Australia at Grappenhall (July 11), South Africa at Nantwich (July 12), Australia at Tattenhall (July 14). The final is at Neston on July 17.
The Twenty20 action starts on July 18 with a double header at Toft. Two more rounds are being played at Chester (July 19) and Oxton (July 20) to determine who will meet in the final at Nantwich on July 21.
Bowser made his international debut in 2015 as a member of the side that toured Australia in the last INAS series. He hit a century in his second game and finished the series with an average in the high 40s.
Bowser has played in the side from 2013 against other representative teams. He qualifies to play due to a minor reading disorder.
Derek Morgan, the team’s head coach, said: “The entire team is very excited about the tournament. Australia and South Africa will provide a stern test but we have picked a squad we believe is good enough to retain the trophy.
“The players are going into the tournament confident in their own abilities and that of the squad as a whole.”
The tournament is being supported by ECB’s new principal partner NatWest as part of their new ‘Cricket Has No Boundaries’ campaign.