England captaincy reward for Jackson

Callum Jackson
Callum Jackson

Eastbourne’s Callum Jackson was selected to captain the England Under-19 squad in their 2nd XI T20 tournament fixtures this week

The 18-year-old led the squad in their game versus Derbyshire 2nd XI on Wednesday, which the county club won by 46 runs, and again in both home clashes against Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire the following two days.

Jackson was chosen for the captaincy after impressing on England’s tour of South Africa earlier this year, helping wrap up a 107-run victory in the first test with 43 runs off 117 balls, including several fours.

He formed part of the top order during three ODI’s and three test matches.

His under-19 selection came after a pleasing tour of India with the Under-17s back in March, including hitting 97 runs in Pune.

The wicketkeeper-batsman has also recently signed a junior professional contract at Sussex following a successful graduation through the club’s academy, which he has been a part of since the age of 11.

Jackson, who studied at Bede’s School, is also trying to help Eastbourne return to the Sussex Premier Division this season following their relegation last year.