Northamptonshire paceman Olly Stone helps move England Under-19s towards South African whitewash

Olly Stone
Olly Stone

Olly Stone once again did his bit to guide England Under-19s towards a ‘Test’ series whitewash of their South African counterparts.

The Northamptonshire paceman followed up his figures of 21-11-31-5 in the first innings by bagging 5-3-2-2 in the second as the hosts ended day two in Paarl just 14 runs ahead with eight wickets remaining.

Stone, who is also skippering the England team, has now taken 13 wickets at 9.38 in the series.

Having bowled out South Africa for 228, England moved to a three-run first innings lead thanks in the main to opener Dominic Sibley’s unbeaten 112.

Stone then made early inroads by removing both openers as the home side’s second knock reached 17-2 at stumps on the second day.

England already lead 1-0 in the two-match contest.