Wednesday, February 23rd, 2022


Worcestershire Members and Supporters can look forward to another slice of international cricket at New Road this summer, with England Under-19s in action against Sri Lanka Under-19s in two 19ODIs during September.

The England Under-19s have become a regular part of the fixture list at New Road in recent years, and they will face Sri Lanka on September 5 and September 8 in the first two of three 19ODIs.

It follows on from last week’s announcement that England Women will take on South Africa Women in a Vitality IT20 Series encounter at New Road on July 23.

Worcestershire hosted an England Under-19s Test match against India in 2017, and two years later, New Road was the venue for the Tri-Nation Under-19 Tournament.

It was an opportunity to see Worcestershire batsman Jack Haynes in action against India and Bangladesh shortly before making his first class debut for Worcestershire against Australia.

Worcestershire’s 18-year-old spinner, Josh Baker, could also be in contention to play for the Under-19s on his home ground.

He was selected for the five-match series in Colombo in November-December and then a travelling reserve for the ICC Under-19 World Cup in the West Indies.

England produced some superb cricket in reaching the World Cup final before losing to India by four wickets.

They will also play two four-day Tests against Sri Lanka, and the full schedule is:

AUGUST 21 – Test match – The Cloud County Ground (11am start)

AUGUST 28 – Test match – The Incora County Ground (11am start)

SEPTEMBER 5 – 19ODI – NEW ROAD (10.30am start)

SEPTEMBER 8 – 19ODI – NEW ROAD (10.30am start)

SEPTEMBER 10 – 19ODI 0 Uptonsteel County Ground (10.30am start)