Rising Cumbrian cricket star Stanley McAlindon made his England Under-19s debut in the drawn second test against Sri Lanka.

The 18-year-old struck 20 runs from 41 balls in England’s first innings total of  381 at Derby.

His 12 overs then went for 62 runs as the tourists racked up 542 in reply.

Durham’s former Carlisle Cricket Club prospect McAlindon did not bat in the hosts’ second innings as they reached 249 for five.

That saw the game drawn, with Sri Lanka winning the two-test series 1-0.

McAlindon’s call-up capped an impressive spell for the young Cumbrian.

He made his first County Championship appearances this summer and also starred for Durham in the Royal London One-Day Cup.

In the latter, he last week scored his first half century at first-team level against Leicestershire.

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