Jordan Cook has been called up to the England under 19s squad for the first time for the three-match Royal London One-Day Series against South Africa later this month.

He joins fellow Trent Bridge player Nick Kimber, who was among those selected by the Three Lions for the recent ‘Youth Test’ series against the same opponents.

Off-spinner Cook, 17, received his call-up after impressing for an Invitational XI against the South Africans in Loughborough last week.

Tom Banton, the Somerset batsman who was appointed captain for the two four-day matches – and scored a century in England’s win in the first of the two fixtures at Scarborough – will again lead the team.

“It’s great to see two players from the Nottinghamshire Academy featuring in the England under 19s squad and reflects the hard work they have put in and the progress they have made,” said Elite Pathway Manager Matt Wood.

“It also reflects well on the coaches and staff at Notts who are doing their bit to help produce the next generation of players for the county.”

Jon Lewis, the Young Lions head coach who joined John Abrahams and David Graveney on the selection panel, said: “The focus for our players remains on four-day cricket, with our second ‘Youth Test’ at the Emirates Riverside starting on Monday

“But the three-match Royal London One-Day Series is just as important in terms of giving our young players experience of international white-ball cricket - especially with the first game of the series being shown live on Sky Sports, which will be a new experience for the majority of our squad.

“As with the selection of the four-day squad, we have followed a policy of allowing players who are gaining regular first-team experience in county cricket to stay with their counties.

“The performances of guys like Harry Brook, Henry Brookes, Will Jacks and Dillon Pennington this season are so encouraging for all of us who worked with them on the Young Lions programme over the last couple of years, to see how they’re kicking on.

“We made a similar decision with Jamie Smith who would have been a strong contender for our ‘Youth Test’ squad, but has gained the experience of making his senior debut for Surrey in a Vitality Blast match against Middlesex at Lord’s.

"But we've agreed with Surrey that Jamie would benefit from playing Under-19 international cricket with us, and we're looking forward to welcoming him into the squad with Jordan Cook from Nottinghamshire.”

The ODI matches take place on 23 July (Emirates Riverside), 26 July (South Northumberland CC) and 29 July (Scarborough CC). All start at 11am, with the first to be shown live on Sky Sports.

England Under-19s squad for Royal London One-Day Series against South Africa: Liam Banks (Warwickshire), Tom Banton (Somerset, c), Ben Charlesworth (Gloucestershire), Sam Conners (Derbyshire), Jordan Cook (Nottinghamshire), Jack Davies (Middlesex), Adam Finch (Worcestershire), Alfie Gleadall (Derbyshire), Jack Haynes (Worcestershire), Luke Hollman (Middlesex), Nick Kimber (Nottinghamshire), Jack Plom (Essex), Ollie Robinson (Kent), Jamie Smith (Surrey), Harrison Ward (Sussex).