Northants bowler Olly Stone breaks England record

Olly Stone

Northants paceman Olly Stone has registered the best ever bowling figures for England in a youth Test.

The 19-year-old from Norwich took 11 wickets for 79 from 44 overs across two innings against South Africa Under-19s in Paarl.

It set up a final-day run chase of 286 for England on Wednesday, but they fell short, losing by 67 runs.

Stone broke the record held by former Northants, Surrey and Essex spinner Richard Pearson set in 1991.

The right-armer made his CB40 debut against Warwickshire in May and then his first-class bow in a draw with Yorkshire.

He has taken five County Championship wickets in his three matches at an average of 40.40.

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