England Under-19s are taking part today (Sunday) in their fifth match at Blackfinch New Road spanning the past 11 years.

The Under-19s are in action at the County’s headquarters in the Tri-Series tournament which also involves Bangladesh.

The Young Lions took on New Zealand Under-19s in the second ‘Test’ in 2008 and honours ended even with the hosts scoring 402 and 246-7 declared and their opponents totalling 372 and 302.

In 2013 Bangladesh Under-19s were the opponents for a 50 over game and England triumphed by nine wickets, scoring 199-1 from 40.5 overs in reply to 198.

Two years later Australia Under-19s, with Graeme Hick in charge, were the opponents and England chased down a total of 294-6 in 50 overs, winning by four wickets with two balls to spare.

The most recent visit by England Under-19s was in 2017 when they went down to India Under-19s in a ‘Test’. England scored 284 and 241 and India replied with 292 and 330.

England are back in action at Blackfinch New Road tomorrow (Monday) against Bangladesh.

*Thanks to Andrew Thomas – author of Pears 150 – for the above information. Pears 150 can be obtained from the Supporters’ Association club shop on match days, priced £28.