Charlesworth named in Young Lions squad

30 November 2018

Gloucestershire youngster Ben Charlesworth has flown out to India on a 20-day pre-Christmas training camp in Bangalore, as part of the England Young Lions winter programme.

Ben made his first class debut last season for Gloucestershire versus Warwickshire and went on to play 6 matches, scoring 2 half centuries with a top score of 77 not out versus Middlesex.

Richard Dawson, Head Coach, said: “This is a great opportunity for Ben to continue his development in challenging and unfamiliar conditions. It’s vital that our youngsters get to experience playing in the sub-continent at this crucial stage of their development pathway. As we’ve seen recently with the England Test team having success in Sri Lanka , many of that squad had experience playing in those conditions at an early age.”

The Young Lions selectors have picked a squad of 18 for the first half of the winter, the squad includes:

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)

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