Crane and Garton star as England under-19’s book fifth-place play-off place

Mason Crane
Mason Crane

LOCAL Cricket stars Mason Crane and George Garton were part of the England side who booked a fifth-place play-off at the Under-19 World Cup earlier today.

Crane, who plays for Hampshire, and Garton, who plys his trade for neighbouring county Sussex, were part of the England side who romped to a comprehensive 203-run win over Namibia.

Worthing leg spinner Crane starred as he took three for three from his 3.2 overs, while Garton ended with figures of 2-18 in five overs, which included a double-wicket maiden.

Beaten quarter-finalists England were playing their first game since Sunday’s last-eight defeat to Sri Lanka.

After choosing to bat first, Jack Burnham struck his third century of the tournament (109) and Tom Moores hit 85 as England posted a score of 286 for nine in a rain-affected 48 over innings.

Crane was the star with the ball taking 3-3, while Garton chipped in with two as Namibia were bowled out for just 86 in reply.

England face Pakistan in a fifth-placed play-off encounter on Friday.

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