England's young lions fell short of winning the under 19 World Cup with India taking home the trophy by four wickets. It was fantastic to see our sponsored players Alex Horton and Will Luxton embrace the occasion and put in some important performances.
Yorkshire’s Will Luxton spoke with us about his time in the Caribbean: “The world cup was one of the best experiences of my life, made even better with a great bunch of lads.”
“We knew that if we played to our best then we would have a good chance of going deep into the tournament!”
“Everyone contributed to a great team effort, but unfortunately we didn’t play to our best in the final leading to us falling short at the last hurdle.”
“The overall opinion on the tournament from the lads and myself is that the experience was first class, and a brilliant learning curve for us in our young careers.”
Glamorgan’s Alex Horton described the tournament as a “once in a lifetime experience”. Furthermore, the young keeper spoke about what he learned about himself and his game.
“I realised I could perform at the highest standard and compete with the best in the world.”
“As the tournament went on, the standard got harder, but we as a team stuck together and we learned to overcome difficult spells.”
“My 53 not out against Afghanistan in the semi-finals was a personal highlight, especially as it put us in a good place to securing a spot in the final.”
Both these M&H youngsters will be on the county circuit this summer, be sure to keep an eye out for them and their C100 bats!