DEVON cricketers Tom Lammonby and Fin Trenouth have both been named in England’s 15-strong squad for the ICC U19 World Cup in New Zealand next month.
The squad was announced shortly after England lost to South Africa in the final of the Tri Nations Series in Potchefstroom on Sunday.
Although Lammonby had a rare failure with the bat he had done enough in the qualifying games to earn a place in the World Cup team.
Trenouth made certain of hiss spot with a battling 37 off 46 balls as England recovered from 138 for six to make 259 all out.
South Africa scraped homed by three wickets with two balls to spare.
Lammonby and Trenouth are both part of the Somerset Academy system. Taunton team-mate Tom Banton is also in the World Cup squad.
David Graveney, one of the England selectors, said Lammonby, Trenouth and Banton have shown during the series their true potential.
He added: “This is an exciting opportunity for them, and for the rest of the squad – to travel to New Zealand, and to test themselves against the outstanding players from other countries in this age group.”
Trenouth, a Millfield schoolboy, was dual-registered by Devon at Somerset’s suggestion last season and featured in the one-day Unicorns Trophy side.
Exeter’s Lammonby has played for Devon through the youth age groups and been part of the Minor County squad for the past two seasons.
Julian Smith, the Exeter chairman, said Lammomby’s selection for the World Cup was a proud moment for all concerned.
“It is a proud day for the club, for Tom, his family and all the people at the club, the county squads and Exeter School who have helped with his development,” said Smith.
“What makes Tom’s selection all the more remarkable is he is only 17 and has got in the under-19 side early.
“Tom is a very dedicated young cricketer and made of the right material to play at this level.
“I am sure there are more paths for him to go up as his career develops.”
Lammonby is following in the footsteps of club and schoolmate Ben Green, who played for England in the 2016 U19 World Cup in Bangladesh.
Green is currently out in Western Australia playing Grade cricket for Gosnalls, for whom he has made 275 runs at an average of 34.4 so far
Gosnalls is the club where Glenn Lammonby – Tom’s dad – played as a youngster before moving to England 25 years ago.
Squad: Harry Brook (Yorkshire, captain), Ethan Bamber (Middlesex), Liam Banks (Warwickshire), Tom Banton (Somerset, wk), Jack Davies (Middlesex, wk), Adam Finch (Worcestershire), Luke Hollman (Middlesex), Will Jacks (Surrey), Tom Lammonby (Devon & Somerset), Dillon Pennington (Worcestershire), Savin Perera (Middlesex), Prem Sisodiya (Glamorgan), Tom Scriven (Hampshire), Fin Trenouth (Somerset & Devon), Roman Walker (Glamorgan).