Worcestershire CCC's Ed Barnard has been selected as part of the England Under 19s 15-man squad.
The squad will tour South Africa in the New Year and their tour includes two Tests and five ODI's against South Africa Under 19s.
The 17 year-old will line up alongside:
Shiv Thakor (Leicestershire, captain)
Tom Barber (Hampshire)
Ed Barnard (Worcestershire)
Ben Duckett (Northamptonshire)
Harry Finch (Sussex)
Ryan Gibson (Yorkshire)
Gavin Griffiths (Lancashire)
Miles Hammond (Gloucestershire)
Callum Jackson (Sussex)
Josh Shaw (Yorkshire)
Tom Shrewsbury (Gloucestershire)
Dominic Sibley (Surrey)
Olly Stone (Northamptonshire)
Jonny Tattersall (Yorkshire)
Kishen Velani (Essex)
The tour schedule is as follows:
Jan 23-24: Tour match, Bellville Cricket Club, Cape Town
Jan 27-30: First Test, Sahara Park Newlands, Cape Town
Feb 3-6: Second Test, Boland Park, Paarl
Feb 10: Tour match, Bridge House, Franschhoek
Feb 13: First ODI, Boland Park, Paarl
Feb 15: Second ODI, Bellville Cricket Club, Cape Town
Feb 16: Third ODI, Boland Park, Paarl
Feb 19: Fourth ODI, Coetzenberg, Stellenbosch
Feb 21: Fifth ODI, Sahara Park Newlands, Cape Town
Director of Cricket Steve Rhodes commented "Ed is a talented all-rounder with an old head on young shoulders. He has progressed nicely through our Academy and we are all delighted he has impressed the England U19 selectors."
We would like to wish Ed and his team-mates all the best for their tour of South Africa.