Cricket: Deadly Dawson does the damage

England U-19 420 & 142-6 Wellington EP 314-4 dec & 152 England U-19 win by 96 runs
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THE OFF-SPINNER Richard Dawson led the England Under-19 side to a comfortable victory over Wellington Emerging Players XI with figures of 7 for 44 here yesterday.

The teams had agreed to set up a run chase on an easy-paced pitch and, after England had declared their second innings on 142 for 6, Wellington were set 249 to win in a minimum of 61 overs. But they fell well short, being dismissed for 152 and losing by 96 runs.

For a while they looked on course as the opener Suresh de Silva stroked the new ball around. After a half-century off only 50 balls, though, he was caught in the deep by Marc Symington off Dawson.

Joe Consedine was run out by Michael Carberry after a suicidal single, then Dawson trapped Sam Fairley lbw on the back foot. Wellington's only other resistance came from the big-hitting Scott Golder. He cracked 41 off 40 balls but hit across the line at Dawson once too often and was bowled.

Wellington collapsed to 96 for 6 at tea and Dawson took three more wickets soon after tea, before Symington had the last man Jetan Patel caught and bowled to wrap up the home side's innings.

Final day of three; England Under-19 won toss

ENGLAND UNDER-19 - First Innings 420 (I R Bell 95, J K Maunders 55, J R J Fearick 50).

WELLINGTON EMERGING PLAYERS' XI - First Innings

(Overnight: 282 for 4)

R Morgan not out 25

S Cross not out 24

Extras (b16, lb10, nb6) 32

Total (for 4 dec, 98 overs) 314

Fall: 1-54, 2-121, 3-257, 4-282.

Did not bat: S Golder, M Drake, L Edwards, C Rampling, J Patel.

Bowling: Whiley 4-1-5-0; Symington 21-6-50-1; Fearick 16-2-68-2; Haywood 18-5-40-1; Dawson 18-2-75-0; Flanagan 13-5-23-0; Alldis 8-2-27-0.

ENGLAND UNDER-19 - Second Innings

*I N Flanagan c Fairley b Drake 34

J K Maunders c L Morgan b Edwards 14

G R Haywood c & b Patel 7

M A Carberry c L Morgan b Patel 47

M A Wallace st R Morgan b L Morgan 8

M J Symington c Golder b Consedine 9

J R J Fearick not out 10

I R Bell not out 4

Extras (lb7, nb2) 9

Total (for 6 dec, 34.3 overs) 142

Fall: 1-30, 2-41, 3-87, 4-111, 5-120, 6-128.

Did not bat: T J Alldis, R K J Dawson, M J A Whiley.

Bowling: Rampling 5-3-12-0; Edwards 8-2-22-1; Patel 11-2-33-2; Drake 7-0-37-1; Consedine 2-0-16-1; R Morgan 1.3-0-15-1.

WELLINGTON EMERGING PLAYERS' XI - Second Innings

S de Silva c Symington b Dawson 50

*L Morgan b Dawson 18

J Consedine run out 4

S Fairley lbw b Dawson 0

S Golder b Dawson 41

R Morgan lbw b Dawson 0

S Cross c Fearick b Haywood 1

M Drake not out 25

L Edwards c Sub b Dawson 0

C Rampling b Dawson 1

J Patel c & b Symington 10

Extras (lb2) 2

Total (37.5 overs) 152

Fall: 1-54, 2-73, 3-73, 4-74, 5-74, 6-83, 7-123, 8-123, 9-129.

Bowling: Symington 5.5-0-26-1; Fearick 4-0-20-0; Dawson 15-2-44-7; Haywood 9-1-45-1; Flanagan 4-0-15-0.

Umpires: R Alexander and I Shine.

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