Rising Cumbrian cricket star Stanley McAlindon has been picked by England.

The Durham player has been added to the England Under-19s squad for the second test against Sri Lanka.

It is the latest impressive step in the burgeoning career of the 18-year-old Carlisle Cricket Club star.

McAlindon has broken into Durham's County Championship and one-day sides this summer.

And he has been rewarded with a call-up by the national selectors for the test starting this Sunday at Derby.

He is joined in the existing squad by Tom Lawes and Yousef Majid from Surrey), James Rew of Somerset and James Sales  from Northamptonshire.

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McAlindon's call-up comes after another milestone week in which he scored his first half century in Durham's Royal London One Day Cup encounter with Leicestershire.

He hit 60 from 50 balls and then impressed with the ball as he took four wickets for 29 from his ten overs.

The teenager has also made County Championship appearances for the north east club.

England Under-19s are hoping to bounce back from their first test defeat to Sri Lanka at Chelmsford.