Derbyshire duo selected for England U19s

Wednesday 20th June 2018
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Written by Danny Painter

Derbyshire bowlers Alfie Gleadall and Hamidullah Qadri have been named in a 14-man England Under-19s squad for the upcoming series against South Africa.

Head of Development Mal Loye will also join the England Under-19s set up as Batting Coach for the series.

The young bowlers, who have previously impressed as part of England youth squads, are set to feature in two Youth Tests against South Africa at Scarborough and the Emirates Riverside next month.

Qadri has made eight appearances for Derbyshire taking 11 wickets, with best figures of 5-60, while Gleadall has featured in two games for the county and made his first-class debut last week against Durham.

England Under-19s Head coach Lewis said: “I’ve never seen the Under-19s play at Test level, and for all of us the chance to test ourselves against the best young players from South Africa is a really exciting one.”

England will announce a separate squad early in July for the three-match Royal London One-Day Series against South Africa that follows, with the first game at the Emirates Riverside on July 23 being televised live on Sky Sports, followed by matches at South Northumberland and Scarborough.

Lewis will be joined for both the four-day and one-day matches by two more former England cricketers who are now developing their coaching careers in county cricket, Loye and Min Patel, as batting and spin-bowling coaches respectively.

Neil Killeen, the former Durham seamer, continues as fast-bowling coach and Andy Mitchell of Middlesex will be the strength and conditioning coach.

Lewis added: “Mal is Head of Development at Derbyshire, and was part of the coaching staff for the Midlands who won the Super-4s competition at Under-17s level in Loughborough last summer, and Min coaches the Second XI at Kent.

“I’m delighted to have them both on board as they have a broad range of coaching and playing experiences both domestically and internationally, including extensive work with young cricketers.”

England Under-19s squad

Tom Lammonby (Somerset, captain), Ethan Bamber (Middlesex), Liam Banks (Warwickshire), Tom Banton (Somerset), Jack Davies (Middlesex), Adam Finch (Worcestershire), Alfie Gleadall (Derbyshire), Jack Haynes (Worcestershire), Luke Hollman (Middlesex), Jack Plom (Essex), Hamidullah Qadri (Derbyshire), Oli Robinson (Kent), Harrison Ward (Sussex), Greg Willows (Gloucestershire)

July 3-4 v Unicorns (Loughborough)
July 8-11 – first Youth Test v South Africa Under-19s (Scarborough)
July 16-19 – second Youth Test v South Africa Under-19s (Emirates Riverside)

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