Cricket: Crawley in the frame

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JOHN CRAWLEY, the Lancashire batsman, has earned a nomination for the Young Cricketer of the Year award to be announced in September.

Crawley, who made his Test debut in England's defeat at Lord's against South Africa last week, was nominated by the Cricket Writers' Club along with Richard Johnson (Middlesex), Mal Loye (Northamptonshire) and Adam Hollioake (Surrey).

This is the 46th year of the award and the 45 previous winners - and joint winners - have gone on to win 1,503 England caps - with only six never playing for England. The winner will be announced at Lord's on 2 September.

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