TWO Somerset CCC youngsters helped England notch up another comfortable victory to remain unbeaten in the Under-19 Tri-Nation series at Potchefstroom in South Africa.

On Wednesday England faced Namibia who, after winning the toss, opted to field first in this 42-overs-a-side contest.

Somerset’s Tom Banton opened the innings and hit 21 off 19 balls, which included three 4s, before he was out in the seventh over at 35-2.

Another wicket fell off the next ball, meaning that Banton’s Somerset team-mate Fin Trenouth came in to face the hat-trick ball – which he thankfully survived.

Trenouth helped to add 62 with Will Jacks, before the Under-19 captain was out for 20 with the total on 98.

The Somerset man saw up three figures but after moving onto 42 off 40 balls, with four 4s, he was out with the score 105-5 off 19.4 overs.

Tom Scriven and Prem Sisodiya then added 125 for the sixth wicket before the latter was out for 63, while Scriven remained at the wicket until the close of the innings, by which time England had moved onto 269-6 and he was unbeaten on 88.

In reply, Namibia were never really in the hunt and in the end were bowled out for 139 in 34 overs, wicketkeeper Banton claiming one catch, to give England victory by 130 runs.

Somerset’s Tom Lammonby was rested for this match.

England’s next match in the series is against South Africa today (Thursday) – a day/night game which gets underway at noon GMT.