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Three uncapped players in England LD squad for South Africa tri-series

Chris Edwards and his team will be defending their title.

England Men’s Learning Disability team will travel to South Africa in November to compete in a tri-series against South Africa and Australia.

Captain Chris Edwards’s squad includes three uncapped players – Jaidev Charan and Benjamin Mason (both Middlesex) and Alfie Pyle from Sussex – as they seek to defend the trophy they won last time out in 2017.

England Men’s LD Tri-Series squad

Christopher Edwards (Cheshire & Tridents, cap)
Alex Jervis (Yorkshire & Pirates)
Alfie Pyle (Sussex & Hawks)
Benjamin Mason (Middlesex & Pirates)
Robert Hewitt (Yorkshire & Hawks)
Daniel Bowser (Devon & Pirates)
Jaidev Charan (Middlesex & Black Cats)
Jonathan Gale (Surrey & Black Cats)
Jordyn Dore (Hampshire & Tridents)
Kester Sainsbury (Middlesex & Tridents)
Kieron McKinney (Cheshire & Pirates)
Martin Henderson (Middlesex & Black Cats)
Ronnie Jackson (Essex & Hawks)
Tayler Young (Surrey & Black Cats)

Edwards says: “We have worked hard throughout the summer, and I am looking forward to welcoming our three new squad members and seeing them in action, a first tour is always exciting and each of them will add to our squad with different skillsets.

“It is a few years since we played South Africa 2017 in England, while we played Australia last year in Brisbane, and we’re looking forward to trying to defend our trophy.”

Head of Disability Cricket at ECB, Ian Martin, added: “Our national disability squads have a really exciting winter to look forward to. The number of debutants that the squad has evidences the growth in our side of the sport and an increasing talent pool.

“I am looking forward to seeing Chris Edwards and the LD side defending their Tri-Nations title next month in South Africa.”

England Men’s LD Tri-Series schedule

10 November, Warm Up-T20: England v Australia, Groenkloof Oval
11 November, Warm Up-T20: England v South Africa, Groenkloof Oval 
12 November. 2nd T20: England v Australia, Groenkloof Oval
12 November. 3rd T20: England v South Africa, Groenkloof Oval 
14 November. 6th T20: England v Australia, Groenkloof Oval
17 November. 8th T20: England v Australia, Groenkloof Oval
18 November, 9th T20: England v South Africa, Groenkloof Oval
19 November, T20 Final: SuperSport Park

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