England 372/8 (Brook 100*, Jacks 100*, Trenouth 73) beat Ireland 247 (Scriven 3-24, Pennington 2-26) by 125 runs.

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Hundreds for England’s captain Harry Brook and vice-captain Will Jacks formed the backbone of a convincing 125-run win over Ireland in the opening warm-up game ahead of the Under-19 World Cup.

The duo reached their landmarks off 94 and 91 balls respectively and retired not out, to ensure practice ahead of the tournament proper. Somerset’s Fin Trenouth made the most of the opportunity to smash a rapid 73 and take the score up to an intimidating 372-6.

In reply Ireland were always up against it and early wickets made their task even harder. They were dismissed on 247, with the wickets shared around, but they could take solace from a hundred for captain Jack Tector.

Reaction from Brook…

Earlier Tector had won the toss and put England in. They overcame the early loss of Somerset’s Tom Banton – caught well at second slip off the bowling of Joshua Little – to make serene progress on a flat batting track.

Ireland’s bowlers were struggling to maintain discipline and throughout the first 10 overs extras were often the highest scorer, despite some competition from Savin Perera who played some attractive shots to move on to 19.

His dismissal, caught mid-wicket with the score on 49, brought Brook and Jacks together and they were only to be separated after Brook had moved to his 100 and retired not out.

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