Ben Green selected for England Under19s
Ben Green celebrated his selection for the upcoming England Under 19 series against Australia next month by scoring a century for Devon, his third of the summer.
The 17 year old has been named in both the Under 19 squad for the four- day match at Durham, that gets underway on August 4th and also the five 50 over matches which begin at South Northumberland CC on August 11th.
All rounder Green progressed through the Devon youth system before joining the Somerset Academy. He has regularly featured in England age group teams and has also attended several training camps.
Green scored his first ton of the season for Somerset Second XI soon after which he became the youngest ever centurion for his native Devon in a Minor County game. His most recent hundred for his home county was scored earlier this week against Berkshire. In addition Green also made a very mature and stylish unbeaten 89 at the County Ground, Taunton for Somerset Second XI against Nottinghamshire last week.
Commenting on Green’s selection Steve Snell, the Somerset Second XI coach and Academy Director said: “This is fantastic news but really no surprise given how he performed for the Under 19s in Australia this winter. Since then he has enhanced his reputation with what he has done with the bat this summer. Although his appearances for us so far have been limited because he has been at school, whenever he has played for us he has made valuable contributions and has looked really impressive.
“He has had very few opportunities with the bat in the Seconds but he has scored a hundred and 89 not out plus two hundreds for Devon in the Minor Counties. With the ball he took six wickets for Exeter against Torquay last weekend and when we have asked him to do it with the white ball he has shown good skills as well. For him to be in both squads will give him the chance to show what he can do in the red and white ball games.”
Snell added: “He is someone who has come on in leaps and bounds and I have been really impressed with him. From his perspective this is a chance to make a real impact on the series.”