Charleswor­th’s one-day ton

Gloucestershire Echo - - BRAIN TEASER -

GLOUCES­TER­SHIRE teenager Ben Charleswor­th hit a cen­tury as Eng­land Un­der-19s lost the third one-day game in their tour of Bangladesh.

It meant the hosts com­pleted a se­ries white­wash, but Charleswor­th’s in­nings was a high­point as he hit 115 off 149 balls with 10 fours and a six in the 63-run loss.

Bangladesh made 266-9 with Eng­land all out for 203 and Charleswor­th was named player of the se­ries.

In the open­ing game he made 26 and Eng­land reached 209-7 but lost by five wick­ets, and in game two the 18-year-old opener hit 39 as Eng­land made 256-7 but again were beaten by five wick­ets.

Charleswor­th’s emer­gence last sea­son was one of the more up­lift­ing el­e­ments of Glouces­ter­shire’s sea­son last sum­mer.

He mus­tered two half-cen­turies in nine in­nings, in­clud­ing a pol­ished un­beaten 77 against Mid­dle­sex dur­ing which he brought up his maiden 50 by ad­vanc­ing down the pitch to hit Eng­land’s Dawid Malan’s leg spin straight for six.

He fol­lowed up with three wick­ets and also made 72 against Glam­or­gan, end­ing the sea­son with 194 Cham­pi­onship runs in nine in­nings with an av­er­age of 24.25.

Ben Charleswor­th

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