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Barnard is England's leading wicket-taker in thrilling U19s World Cup match

Friday 28 February 2014

England Under-19s secured a third-placed finish in the World Cup with a nail-biting one-wicket victory over Australia that went down to the last over.  Upper Sixth Former Ed Barnard (PH), who had not been given a chance to show his bowling skills until today, was England's leading wicket taker with 3 for 22 off 7 overs, including two maidens.

Chasing Australia's 246 for seven, England fell to 213 for nine with just under four overs left, despite Ben Duckett's brilliant century. Last wicket pair Josh Shaw and Matthew Fisher managed to score 10 from the final over to pull off an unlikely victory with two balls to spare. Thrilling stuff and a fantastic way to end their World Cup campaign!

The photo below shows Ed receiving his Man of the Match award following England’s opening World Cup match against Abu Dhabi on 14th February. He hit a superb innings of 93 off just 73 balls. We look forward to welcoming him back home.

(With thanks to the ECB)

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