England selection for Derbyshire cricketers

TWO DERBYSHIRE county cricketers have been selected by England Under-19s for the One Day International Series against South Africa.

Tom Knight and Peter Burgoyne are in line to take part in a seven-match series against the tourists, which begins at Edgbaston on Saturday July 16.

Left-arm spinner Knight, 17, has performed impressively during Derbyshire’s current Friends Life t20 campaign, taking five wickets in five matches while maintaining an outstanding economy rate of less than seven runs an over.

Burgoyne, also aged 17, has made a successful breakthrough into second XI cricket, consistently contributing with both bat and ball.

The off-spinning all-rounder enjoyed his finest hour against Yorkshire 2nd XI recently when he scored 77 at better than a run a ball as well as taking four wickets in the match.

Derbyshire head coach Karl Krikken said: “Tom and Peter are both talented players who worked very hard with the Academy during the winter and it’s great to see that come to fruition.

“It is always great for the club when our players get recognised at international level, especially when it is in the pinnacle of age-group international competition in the under-19s.”