Rising Cumbrian cricket star Stanley McAlindon has been named in an England Under-19 training squad ahead of a tour of Australia this winter.

The Durham player, from Carlisle, is in a 22-man training squad ahead of the games in January and February.

Former Carlisle Cricket Club player McAlindon, who made his first-team breakthrough at Durham this year, will hope to make the cut when that squad is whittled down for the Australia series.

The young England Lions side will take on the Aussies in two Tests, three one-day internationals and a T20 contest.

The 22-man squad has been at a training camp in Abu Dhabi.

"A smaller squad [will] be selected from this pool of players for the month-long overseas tour of Australia in the new year," said the England and Wales Cricket Board.

The series Down Under is part of a reciprocal arrangement which will see England host Australia's under-19s next summer.

McAlindon, who came through Durham's academy, made his England Under-19 test debut this year in a game against Sri Lanka.

He also broke onto the First Class and one-day scene for Durham with some impressive displays with bat and ball.

He is joined in the England training squad by Durham team-mates Mitchell Killeen, Ben McKinney and Ross Whitfield.