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U19s Cricket World Cup Watch: Part 1

U19s Cricket World Cup Watch: Part 1

Lancashire Cricket's George Bell, Tom Aspinwall and Josh Boyden are all representing England at the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup in the Caribbean. 

England U19s got their World Cup campaign off to a perfect start after beating holders Bangladesh by seven wickets on Sunday (16 January).

George Bell, Tom Aspinwall and Joshua Boyden all started for England out in St Kitts for their opening game in Group A - which also includes Canada and the UAE.

Left arm seamer Boyden was awarded the Player of the Match Award, after taking excellent figures of 4-16. All of his four wickets were caught behind by Glamorgan’s Alex Horton.

Boyden's opening spell saw him remove both openers Mahfijul Islam (3) followed by Ariful Islam (4) as Bangladesh fell to 8-4. Boyden then returned for a second spell in which he picked up two more middle order wickets, as the Tigers were bowled out for 97 from 35.2 overs.

His fellow Lancashire teammate Aspinwall (2-18) used the short ball to good effect with both his wickets coming from the delivery to remove Ashiqur Zaman and Meherob Hasan for 9 and 14.

England then chased down the target in just 25.1 overs, for the loss of three wickets on a pitch difficult to score runs on. Warwickshire’s Jacob Bethell top scored for the Three Lions with 44.

The games come quickly for England in Group A, as they take on Canada on Tuesday (18 January) starting at 1pm GMT live on Sky Sports before facing UAE on Thursday, both at Warner Park.  

England currently sit top of the group on run rate with the UAE defeating Canada by 49 runs.

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