After impressing at the pre-Christmas training camp in India Hyde CC 1st XI opening batsman & bowler George Balderson has now been selected for the England Young Lions squad to tour Bangladesh in the coming weeks.
The Young Lions, coached by Jon Lewis, will take on their hosts in 6 games across all formats from late January and into February - one T20, three ODIs and two Test matches.
27 January: 1st U19 IT20 v Bangladesh U19, Cox's Bazar
29 January: 1st U19 ODI v Bangladesh U19, Cox's Bazar
31 January: 2nd U19 ODI v Bangladesh U19, Cox's Bazar
2 February: 3rd U19 ODI v Bangladesh U19, Cox's Bazar
7-10 February: 1st U19 Test v Bangladesh U19, Chittagong
15-18 February: 2nd U19 Test v Bangladesh U19, Chittagong
It’s been quite a few months for George. After helping the 1st XI to the Cheshire County 1st Division title, and promotion back to the Premier League, he was then awarded a two year professional contract with Lancashire CCC which will start once he completes his A levels in June 2019. There was also selection for the North of England as well as the Young Lions training camp in India.
Everyone at Werneth Low Road will be following the tour with great interest and we hope that George has a successful tour while enjoying what should be a fantastic learning experience. Hopefully there will be many more to follow.
If you want to know a little more about George then here’s what he recently had to say by way of introduction to members of the Red Rose County. http://cricket.lancashirecricket.co.uk/news/2019-news/get-to-know-george-balderson/
Updated 22:36 - 11 Jan 2019 by Mike Karpinsky