Tom Lammonby - back to Taunton to have a foot injury assessed

TOM Lammonby has been sent back to Taunton by England under-19 team managers to have a foot injury assessed.

The Devon and Exeter all-rounder,, who signed a two-year contract with Somerset earlier this week, had been named captain of the England U19 side for the upcoming Test series against South Africa.

The warm-up phase for the series included two warm-up games against the Unicorns at Loughborough.

Lammonby, who recently turned 18, played in the first day of a two-dayer against the Unicorns and made 40. He reported a sore heel after batting and went for a precautionary scan, which revealed a possible stress fracture.

Lammonby and England will be hoping the problem isn’t serious enough to rule him out of the series, which starts on Sunday at Scarborough.

It would be another cruel blow for Lammonby, who was sent home from New Zealand earlier this year with a hand injury that ruled him out of the Under-19 World Cup.