Aaron Beard named in England squad for Chelmsford visit

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Essex youngster, Aaron Beard has been named in the England U19s squad, which will play at The Essex County Ground on Saturday (13 August) – 10:30am start.

England have added Kent fast bowler Hugh Bernard to their squad for the Royal London One-Day Series against Sri Lanka, which starts at Wormsley on Wednesday.

Bernard is included because of an injury doubt over Ed Barnes, the Yorkshire allrounder who impressed in the two four-day matches against the Sri Lankans, but suffered an ankle injury in the last session of England’s defeat in the second game in Northampton.

Bernard has made nine appearances for England Under-19s, touring Australia in the spring of 2015 and Sri Lanka later that year, after taking three for 52 in a series-equalling victory over Australia in Worcester last August. He made his first-class debut for Kent in a Specsavers County Championship match against Glamorgan in May, taking three wickets and scoring 14 in a 10-wicket win.

England Under-19s squad for Royal London One-Day Series:
Max Holden (Middlesex, captain)
Josh Dell (Worcestershire)
Zen Malik (Worcestershire)
Ben Twohig (Worcestershire)
George Hankins (Gloucestershire)
George Bartlett (Somerset)
Dom Bess (Somerset)
Ben Green (Somerset)
Ollie Pope (Surrey) (WK)
Aaron Beard (Essex)
Ed Barnes (Yorkshire)
Harry Brook (Yorkshire)
George Panayi (Warwickshire)
Jack Blatherwick (Nottinghamshire)
Hugh Bernard (Kent)

Royal London One-Day Series Fixtures:
10 August v Sri Lanka Under-19s (Wormsley – 10:30am)
13 August v Sri Lanka Under-19s (Chelmsford – 10:30am)
16 August v Sri Lanka Under-19s (Canterbury – 2pm)