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Academy player Harrison Ward makes England Under-19 debut in win over South Africa
Harrison Ward is presented with his England Under-19s cap by Mal Loye ahead of the first 'Test' at Scarborough

Sussex boys’ Academy player, Harrison Ward, made his debut for England Under-19s in their win over South Africa in the first ‘Test’ that finished on Tuesday.

The 18-year-old took the wicket of opposition captain Wandile Makwetu in South Africa’s first innings of 232 all out and scored seven from number six during England’s reply of 305.

Harrison was only required to bowl one over as South Africa were skittled for 161 in their second innings, before England chased their target of 89 for the loss of just one wicket.

The left-handed batsman– a pupil at St. Edward’s School, Oxford - has been part of the Academy for the past three seasons, entering the set-up thanks to Sussex’s partnership with the Oxfordshire Cricket Board.

Since 2013, Sussex Cricket coaches have worked with Oxfordshire’s young players in both counties with the aim of developing professional cricketers.

England and South Africa meet again in a second four-day match at Durham’s Emirates Riverside starting next Monday.