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4th November 2021 Representative

Harry Crawshaw named in England Under 19s tour of Sri Lanka

Durham Cricket left-hand opening batter Harry Crawshaw has been named in England’s Under 19s squad for their tour of Sri Lanka for their five-match limited-over series this November. 

Crawshaw who signed his first rookie deal with Durham Cricket in October , will be part of a 19 player strong squad, headed up by Young Lions Head Coach Richard Dawson.

The tour is part of England’s preparation ahead of the ICC Men’s Under-19 Cricket World Cup in the Caribbean starting in January.

The England Team will arrive in Sri Lanka on Monday 22 November 2021 and play five ODIs at the Singhalese Sports Club Cricket Ground, Colombo starting on Tuesday 30 November. All matches and practice sessions will be conducted in a bio-secure environment.

The selection panel, headed up by Young Lions Head Coach Richard Dawson, have selected a 19-strong squad for the tour.

On his selection, Crawshaw said: “I am super excited to head out to Sri Lanka with the Young Lions. I feel fortunate to receive such a good opportunity to improve my game and test myself against some of the best young players in the world. Hopefully I can put in some good performances and make some match winning contributions.”

Young Lions Head Coach, Richard Dawson, said: “We are looking forward to touring Sri Lanka in what should be a challenging and exciting five-match ODI series. It’s a great opportunity for our squad to experience touring the sub-continent. It will give them a chance to play in a pressurised environment against their international peers in unfamiliar conditions.

“This trip is an integral part of their future development and will also provide good preparation leading into the ICC Men’s U19s World Cup in the Caribbean starting in January 2022.”

Young Lions Squad

Rehan Ahmed (Leicestershire), Tom Aspinwall (Lancashire), Josh Baker (Worcestershire), Sonny Baker (Somerset), Nathan Barnwell (Surrey), George Bell (Lancashire), Jacob Bethell (Warwickshire). Josh Boyden (Lancashire), Ben Cliff (Yorkshire), James Coles (Sussex). Harry Crawshaw (Durham), Alex Horton (Glamorgan), Dan Ibrahim (Sussex). Will Luxton (Yorkshire), Tom Prest (Hampshire), James Rew (Somerset), James Sales (Northamptonshire), Fateh Singh (Nottinghamshire), George Thomas (Somerset)

Tour Schedule

1st ODI – Sri Lanka v England, Tuesday 30 November 2021, SSC Ground, Colombo

2nd ODI – Sri Lanka v England, Friday 3 December 2021, SSC Ground, Colombo

3rd ODI – Sri Lanka v England, Sunday 5 December 2021, SSC Ground, Colombo

4th ODI – Sri Lanka v England, Wednesday 8 December 2021, SSC Ground, Colombo

5th ODI – Sri Lanka v England, Friday 10 December 2021, SSC Ground, Colombo

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