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WESTERN Storm seamer Freya Davies has joined team-mates Heather Knight, Anya Shrubsole and Fran Wilson in being awarded a central contract by the ECB. Davies said: “I’m absolutely thrilled. It’s always been my aim to represent England and this is an exciting step in the right direction. “I’m looking forward to continuing the hard work, and …

BEN DUCKETT hit a superb unbeaten 64 to see England Lions over the line in the final limited-overs game against India A, winning by one wicket. Chasing 122 to win, England fell to 95/8 but Duckett took charge with tailenders Matt Carter and Tom Bailey to farm the strike and take the Lions to victory. …

THE first 50-over match of the England Under-19 tour of Bangladesh went the way of the hosts, despite a spirited 61 from Somerset’s Lewis Goldsworthy. The Young Lions batted first in Cox’s Bazar, reaching 209/7 from their 50 overs. Goldsworthy was his team’s top-scorer, while there were also useful contributions from Middlesex’s Luke Hollman (35*) …

STEVEN Mullaney scored an unbeaten run-a-ball 50 and took 1/26 in 10 overs but the England Lions went down to India A by six wickets in the fourth limited-overs game against India A. The Lions battled back from 55/4 as Sam Billings (24) and Ollie Pope (65) put on 58 for the fifth wicket. Pope …

ENGLAND Lions were defeated by 60 runs as India A sealed the ODI series victory in the third limited-overs game in Trivandrum. The Lions’ bowlers were miserly and picked up regular wickets as India A were bowled out for 172 in 47 overs. Somerset’s Lewis Gregory dismissed captain Ajinkya Rahane with the first ball of …

ENGLAND Under-19s lost the first game of their tour of Bangladesh, going down by seven wickets in the series-opening T20. The Young Lions, featuring Somerset players, batted first and made 120/8 with Yorkshire’s George Hill top-scoring with 34. In reply Bangladesh chased the required total comfortably, winning by seven wickets. Hill chipped IN with two …

SOMERSET’S Lewis Gregory picked up two wickets and scored 39 runs but he could not prevent England Lions from falling to defeat in the second ODI against India A in Trivandrum. Having been put into bat, India A captain Ajinkya Rahane (91) and man-of-the-match Hanuma Vihari (92) put on 181 for the second wicket after …

WEST Indies fast bowler Jerome Taylor will be returning to Somerset for their 2019 Vitality Blast campaign. The T20 World Cup winner made a huge impact for Somerset in last season’s competition, taking 22 wickets in 11 matches at an average of just 16.64 as they reached Finals Day. Taylor said: “I really enjoyed my …