Surrey Academy fast bowler Nathan Barnwell has been named in the 18 strong England U19s squad for the upcoming Royal London ODI series with the West Indies.
18-year-old right arm seamer Barnwell, who plays his club cricket for Banstead, has featured regularly for the Club since U14 level and this season has stepped up to the 2nd XI six times in 2021. As well as his high speed bowling, Barnwell is also an effective lower order batter.
Earlier this summer, he also featured for London & South East in the ECB Super Fours competition that pits each region’s best youngsters against each other across one week of competition.
This is the first time the U19 team has been in action since the 2020 ICC U19 Cricket World Cup, and the squad, selected by the Young Lions selectors, will be led for the first time by ECB Elite Pathway Coach, Richard Dawson.
Dawson said: “I’m excited to see the group in action and to see how they fare against their international peers. It’s a big opportunity for the players, and it’s their first step on the international pathway.
“It’s testament to the quality of our young players that we may lose a few during the series, should they be called into their county’s first team squad. We’ll be communicating and collaborating with the counties throughout and we’ve selected a group to cover that eventuality, and we’re looking forward to getting going.”
Rehan Ahmed (Leicestershire)
Tom Aspinwall (Lancashire)
Sonny Baker (Somerset)
Nathan Barnwell (Surrey)
George Bell (Lancashire)
Jacob Bethell (Warwickshire)
Josh Boyden (Lancashire)
James Coles (Sussex)
Alex Horton (Glamorgan)
Dan Ibrahim (Sussex)
Archie Lenham (Sussex)
Will Luxton (Yorkshire)
Harry Petrie (Hampshire)
Tom Prest (Hampshire)
James Rew (Somerset)
James Sales (Northamptonshire)
Fateh Singh (Nottinghamshire)
George Thomas (Somerset)
Royal London U19 Series schedule
Saturday September 4: 1st Royal London International, England U19 v West Indies U19, Beckenham.
Monday September 6: 2nd Royal London International, England U19 v West Indies U19, Beckenham.
Wednesday September 8: 3rd Royal London International, England U19 v West Indies U19, Beckenham.
Friday September 10: 4th Royal London International, England U19 v West Indies U19, Polo Farm, Canterbury.