Shropshire Star

Shrewsbury School's Theo Wylie warms up for England series

Shrewsbury School’s Theo Wylie made more impact with the ball than the bat as his England under-19s side began their preparations for the visit of Sri Lanka.


Wylie, from Rugeley, is part of a 16-strong one-day squad to play in the three-match youth one day international series to be played at Chelmsford and Hove.

And to warm up for that series the under-19s took on a Young Lions Invitational XI at Loughborough University.

The Warwickshire academy all-rounder took one wicket while going for nine runs during his three-over spell - but he had less luck with the bat as he managed two runs with the willow as he opened the England innings.

The hard-hitting top-order batter played alongside former England captain Andrew Flintoff’s son Rocky, while Michael Vaughan’s son Archie played for the Invitational XI.

Wylie, who plays for Shifnal in the Birmingham League, was named in the Bears T20 squad as recently as last week and has represented his country before at the most recent World Cup in South Africa.

The series against Sri Lanka gets under way at Chelmsford on Friday.