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3rd February 2020 News

Ds Abroad: Carse makes Lions debut, Clark smashes 175

It was a memorable day for Brydon Carse on Sunday, as he made his England Lions debut against Cricket Australia XI. Sam Hain’s unbeaten century helped England Lions’ tour of Australia get off to a winning start, with a six-wicket win over at Metricon Stadium, Gold Coast.

Sam Hain and Laurie Evans, shared a 154-run stand for the fourth wicket as England recovered from 32 for three to chase down the target of 282. Electing to bat first, CA XI lost Caleb Jewell in the first over, caught by Tom Kohler-Cadmore off the bowling of Craig Overton. Captain WIll Pucovski retired hurt on 23 and was replaced by Jake Lehmann, who joined the quick-scoring Max Bryant at the crease.

Bryant smashed 13 fours and five sixes in his 60-ball 102 before he became Brydon Carse’s first wicket in England colours. The run-rate decreased with Bryant’s wicket, with Lehmann and Bradley Hope adding 75 from the next 19 overs, but the lower order upped the scoring in the final overs to set the competitive total. Carse claiming 1/35 from five over and forcing a run out.

In reply, England lost James Bracey in the first over, with Kohler-Cadmore and Tom Abell also falling in the first nine overs. Hain and Evans resurrected the innings, however, adding 154 in 29 overs before Evans was dismissed for 94 by Mitchell Perry.

Essex’s Lawrence joined Hain at the crease and continued the run chase, hitting 50 off 40 in a 99-run stand to take the Lions to victory.

Auckland University Cricket Club earned a commanding victory over Papatoetoe Cricket Club, with Graham Clark leading the way with a fantastic 175 from 170 balls with 25 fours and two sixes. Clark’s century was part of a huge total for visiting side who amassed 456/5 from 88 overs. Each batsman contributed as Vijay Anand (57), Connor Ansell (39) and Aakash Prasad (34) all scored at the top of the order. Before Clark 175 and Ash Vodnala (101) helped the side pass 450.

In reply Papatoetoe were bowled out twice as Auckland claimed the win on first innings, being bowled out for 227 first innings as Caleb Jasmat and Jeet Patel both picked up three wickets apiece. Clark struck once to dismiss Papatoetoe’s top scorer, Aue Parima for 74. In the second-innings Nick Stobbart and Patel claimed 3 wickets each – Papatoetoe dismissed for 192 in 52 overs.

Zimbabwe defeated Scotland in their final Under 19s Cricket World Cup game by 172 runs at Diamond Oval in Kimberley, meaning Scotland end their U19 Cricket World Cup campaign in 12th place. In their previous game against United Arab Emirates, Scotland picked up their only win of the tournament. Durham Academy player Tom Mackintosh scored 57 supported by 43* from Angus Guy as Scotland chased down 250 to win by seven wickets.

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