Horton named in England U19 World Cup Squad

22 Dec 2021 | Cricket

Glamorgan wicket-keeper Alex Horton has been selected in a 15-strong squad for the ICC U19 Men's Cricket World Cup.

The tournament will take place in the Caribbean in January, with England drawn in Group A alongside 2020 winners Bangladesh, Canada and United Arab Emirates. England won the Plate Final in the 2020 tournament.

Head coach, Richard Dawson said: "It's always a hugely exciting moment for any young cricketer to be selected in a representative age-group squad, especially so when it's for a World Cup.

"We're really looking forward to getting out there and testing ourselves against the best young players in the world, and continuing our development as a side and as individuals."

Director of cricket at Glamorgan, Mark Wallace, added: "We’re absolutely delighted to see Alex selected in the U19 World Cup.

"He worked extremely hard on his game this year and is starting to reap the rewards and there’s no reason why he can’t push for a place in the Glamorgan first team next season.

"It’s up to the club now to produce more high quality cricketers like Alex who will challenge for a place in the Glamorgan side and hopefully England honours."

England Men’s U19 Squad:
Rehan Ahmed (Leicestershire)
Tom Aspinwall (Lancashire)
Sonny Baker (Somerset)
Nathan Barnwell (Surrey)
George Bell (Lancashire)
Jacob Bethell (Warwickshire, vice-captain)
Josh Boyden (Lancashire)
James Coles (Sussex)
Alex Horton (Glamorgan)
Will Luxton (Yorkshire)
Tom Prest (Hampshire, captain)
James Rew (Somerset)
James Sales (Northamptonshire)
Fateh Singh (Nottinghamshire)
George Thomas (Somerset)
Travelling reserves
Josh Baker (Worcestershire)
Ben Cliff (Yorkshire)

England Men's U19 World Cup Fixtures:
Sunday January 16: England U19 v Bangladesh U19

Tuesday January 18: England U19 v West Indies U19

Thursday January 20: England U19 v UAE U19