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Stamford School pupil Joey Evison selected in England squad for the ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup in South Africa

Stamford School pupil Joey Evison has been named as part of the 15-man England squad for the ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup in South Africa.

The 18-year-old had scored one of the fastest-ever half-centuries in youth international one-day cricket in England’s warm-up for the January showpiece event.

Evison needed just 18 balls to reach his 50 as England defeated their Sri Lankan counterparts by 44 runs in Antigua.

Joey Evison (24976704)
Joey Evison (24976704)

He shared in an unbroken 98-run fifth wicket partnership with Kent wicket-keeper Jordan Cox who hit an unbeaten century.

Nottinghamshire protege Evison cracked six sixes and two fours in his innings which equalled India's Rishabh Pant's fastest-ever Under 19 half-century in 2015/16.

The Bourne-based teenager blasted 43 runs with Cox from the last two overs as England made 292 from their 50 overs.

The match was one of England's final competitive clashes before the World Cup begins and the Young Lions go into the tournament in good spirits having reached the final of the Rising Stars Tri-Series which featured West Indies Under 19 and Sri Lanka Under 19.

Former Bourne Grammar School pupil and Market Deeping bowler Pat Brown has been named in England's one-day squads for their series in South Africa.

The Worcestershire seamer is part of both the one-day and T20 squads for February's three-match series.

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