Jack Plom called up to full England U19 squad for India series


Essex bowler Jack Plom has been called up to the full England U19 squad after impressing recently for the Invitational XI.

England have made two enforced changes to their squad for the second Under-19 Test against India which starts at Worcester next Monday, when they will be aiming to bounce back from a heavy defeat at Chesterfield this week.

Josh Tongue and Matt Potts have rejoined their counties, Worcestershire and Durham respectively, to allow them time to prepare for the round of Specsavers County Championship fixtures which start next Sunday.

That leaves England needing two seamers, and they have called up Jack Blatherwick from Nottinghamshire and Jack Plom from Essex.

Blatherwick was a member of England’s touring squad in India last winter, while Plom impressed for the Invitational XI who caused the Indians some real problems in their warm-up match at Loughborough University last week, taking six for 25 in the first innings.

Young Lions head coach Andy Hurry and the other selectors John Abrahams and David Graveney will also have the four members of the 15-man squad who missed out on the XI in Chesterfield – Leicestershire wicketkeeper Harry Swindells, Blatherwick’s Nottinghamshire team-mate Liam Patterson-White and Warwickshire pair Liam Banks and George Panayi – to consider.