York youngster Matt Fisher stars as England Under-19s book ICC World Cup quarter-final spot (From Gazette & Herald)
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York youngster Matt Fisher stars as England Under-19s book ICC World Cup quarter-final spot
1:34pm Tuesday 18th February 2014 in Sport
SHERIFF Hutton Bridge seamer Matt Fisher spearheaded England Under-19s' drive for a quarter-final spot at the ICC World Cup in Dubai.
Fisher, who made his Yorkshire debut last season at the age of 15, claimed 3-18 from 6.1 overs to win the man of the match award as England bowled out New Zealand for 114 to clinch an emphatic 115-run victory.
England totalled 229-8 from their 50 overs after winning the toss and opting to bat in today's group 'D' clash at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
Captain Will Rhodes, the Stamford Bridge all-rounder hit 31 from 40 balls and Harrogate's Jonny Tattersall made 12 for England, whose top scorer was Ryan Higgins with 83.
New Zealand were quickly in trouble as Fisher struck in the first over, and the Easingwold School pupil was backed up by Rhodes, who bowled five tight overs for 18 runs.
England finished second in their group after losing to table-topping Sri Lanka but beating the United Arab Emirates. They will now play the winners of group 'A' in the last eight on Saturday, with India favourites to top that table.