General News | 18th June 2007

Next generation looking good

Up-and-coming Nottinghamshire seamer Ian Saxelby looks set for a bright future after being named in a 20-man squad to be monitored by England ahead of the next Under-19 World Cup.

The 18-year-old, who played for England Under-17s last season, has recovered from a dislocated shoulder and will be appearing for the Notts Second XI this summer once he completes his A-levels at Oakham School.

Academy Director Chris Tolley said: “It’s great news that Ian has been named in this squad and it would be terrific if he could follow in the footsteps of the likes of Bilal Shafayat, Paul McMahon and Samit Patel and play for England in the competition.”

Saxelby could be joined by fellow Academy members Scott Elstone and Antony Angove at the tournament, which takes place in Malaysia in February 2008, as the pair were included in a second squad to also be monitored.

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