Charlesworth’s one-day ton
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.