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England Under-19 260-6 Emerging Canterbury XI 150 England win by 110 runs

ENGLAND UNDER-19s warmed up for their forthcoming one-day series against New Zealand Under-19s with a convincing 110-run victory over Canterbury Emerging Players in Christchurch yesterday.

Chasing 261 to win in their 50 overs, Canterbury were well placed on 106 for 3 but capitulated, losing seven wickets for 44 runs, and were bowled out for 150 off 39.5 overs.

With the Test series drawn 1-1, the success of this England tour hinges on these three limited overs contests, the first of which starts tomorrow in Christchurch.

England made an excellent start after winning the toss, as the captain, Michael Gough (82), and Ian Flanagan (93), built a magnificent opening partnership of 158. However, England failed to reach 300, and finished with 260 for 6 from their 50 overs. The experiment of sending in Richard Logan, the hard-hitting pace bowler, after the loss of the first wicket did not work as he was bowled for one. The left-handed Michael Carberry, however, helped the middle order along with a fluent 43 not out.

Canterbury began well with Marcel McKenzie hitting a 72-ball half century, but when he holed out to Marc Symington off the excellent Matt Bulbeck, the wickets began to tumble and Canterbury fell considerably short.

England won toss

ENGLAND UNDER-19

*M A Gough b Harris 82

I N Flanagan c Barrett b Walker 93

R J Logan b Harris 1

M A Carberry not out 43

J K Maunders lbw b Walker 8

M P Bulbeck run out 3

G R Haywood c Walker b C Cornelius 14

J R J Fearick not out 2

Extras (lb4 w10) 14

Total (for 6, 50 overs) 260

Fall: 1-158 2-166 3-188 4-213 5-218 6-255.

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

Bowling: Walker 10-1-50-2; W Cornelius 10-0-49-0; Harris 10-0-48-2; C Cornelius 10-0-56-1; Barrett 10-0-53-0.

CANTERBURY EMERGING PLAYERS

S Gibson c Symington b Logan 18

R Preston b Logan 0

M McKenzie c Symington b Bulbeck 50

H James b Haywood 18

*J Barrett run out 9

J Innes b Bulbeck 1

G Bromley lbw b Symington 10

C Cornelius b Fearick 0

P Rugg c Maunders b Fearick 3

T Harris not out 7

W Cornelius c Flanagan b Symington 12

Extras (lb13 w9) 22

Total (39.5 overs) 150

Fall: 1-5 2-56 3-92 4-106 5-108 6-110 7-115 8-125 9-132.

Bowling: Logan 7-0-37-2; Whiley 3-0-27-0; Haywood 10-1-29-1; Bulbeck 7-3-9-2; Symington 6.5-1-15-2; Fearick 6-0-20-2.

ENGLAND UNDER-19 WON BY 110 RUNS

Umpires: J Busby and G Baxter.

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