LUKE HOLLMAN NAMED IN ENGLAND YOUNG LIONS WINTER SQUAD
Young Lions selectors have picked a squad of eighteen for the first half of the winter, which includes domestic training camps in the UK and a 20-day training camp in Bangalore, India.
The squad includes Middlesex’s young hard-hitting spinner Luke Hollman, who has previously impressed with England at the Under 19’s World Cup last winter.
The second half of the winter sees the England U19s take on Bangladesh U19 in all three formats of the game, leaving on January 19.
England’s squad of eighteen is as follows…
Kasey Aldridge (Somerset)
George Balderson (Lancashire)
Ben Charlesworth (Gloucestershire)
Jordan Cox (Kent)
Tom Davis (Kent)
Adam Finch (Worcestershire)
Lewis Goldsworthy (Somerset)
Jack Haynes (Worcestershire)
George Hill (Yorkshire)
Luke Hollman (Middlesex)
Nick Kimber (Nottinghamshire)
Tom Lammonby (Somerset)
Dominic Leech (Yorkshire)
Jack Morley (Lancashire)
Dan Mousley (Warwickshire)
Hamidullah Qadri (Derbyshire)
Will Smeed (Somerset)
Jamie Smith (Surrey)
Also named in the party involved over the coming winter is Middlesex's Strength and Conditioning Coach, Andy Mitchell, who has previously worked on Jon Lewis's coaching team with the Under 19's.
Head Coach Lewis said: “In addition, we have recruited a team of staff with extensive experience of working with developing cricketers at this age-group;
Andy Mitchell of Middlesex
Min Patel of Kent
Steve Snell of Somerset
Alex Tysoe of Surrey
Michael Yardy of Sussex
“We are grateful to their counties for releasing them to provide their expertise within the programme.
“It’s a high potential group of players and I am excited by the prospect of them working with this set of staff and the challenging conditions that India will present.
“I think it’s one of the best parts of the job, being able to provide an experience that adds value on top of what the players normally receive at their counties.
“It’s been hugely enjoyable this year to see Harry Brook, Will Jacks, Dillon Pennington and Ethan Bamber progress from representing us in last year’s World Cup to impressing in their county 1st XI.
"I know from having chatted to them that they felt their time with the Young Lions improved them as players and that’s an example of the value our pathway can add to young players.
“I reminded this squad that it wasn’t that long ago at all that Sam Curran and Ollie Pope were sat in the same seats as them. They both showed the characteristics of players who wanted to become international cricketers and their speed of ascent since has been testament to their hard work. I’m looking forward to developing this group so that they can start their own journey on that path.”