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And England manages to wreck it without even overbowling it!

Now it’s Plunkett; that’s an England squad bowling injury full house for Durham!
Following on from Mark Davies leaving the England squad with ankle problems and then having an operation on his ankle, and Graham Onions returning home from the squad with back injury; esteemed drinks boy Pudsy has now apparently joined the list.

BBC TMS feed – 0439 – Eng 490-9 (171 overs)
“ And a bit of breaking news on TMS – Liam Plunkett will return home a day early from this tour because of an injury that they want to treat immediately.”

Oh and even more joy – Bunny’s back injury is more serious than at fist thought, and Bob is not looking certain to be fit for the start of the season now either.
Do England treat their pace bowlers well?  What do they do with them?  They have not been flogging the overs out of the Durham ones in matches.    For the amount of time our bowlers have seen on the competitive field this winter this is not been a good return.   Plunkett has seen only one [non EPPs] tour match all winter!
England: keeping our Nigel [the physio] in business!

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Yep, I know, England batsman in runs shock!  This is in the ICC Under-19 World Cup in New Zealand.

Ben scored a 100 runs off 87 balls (4x6s, 6x4s) and contributed 2  well timed wickets for 43,  in a group toping win against India.   He was man of the match and It’s nice to see him top scoring in a competitive situation and under some pressure.  Here are the video highlights. The England U19 squad now go onto play the West Indies in the quarter finals on the 23rd.