THERE is double delight for Worcestershire with England call-ups.

Batsman Jack Haynes is in England’s squad for the 2020 ICC Under 19 World Cup in South Africa.

The 18-year-old will follow the County's Ed Barnard, Joe Clarke, Dillon Pennington and Adam Finch in being selected for the tournament.

And the club's head of science and medicine Ben Davies has been appointed England Lions physiotherapist for this winter’s tour of Australia.

Davies will fly out on January 21 and return in the first week of March.

Haynes made his first-class debut for Worcestershire last summer and scored 32 for England under 19s when they lost to Sri Lanka by 77 runs in the recent Tri-Series final in the Caribbean.

The nation play warm-up fixtures with Zimbabwe on January 12 and Afghanistan on January 14.

They then tackle West Indies on January 20, Australia on January 23 and Nigeria on January 25 in the world cup.

Meanwhile, Davies has given more than a decade’s sterling service at Blackfinch New Road after then-first XI physio Ben Langley offered him an initial opportunity at second-team level.

Langley went on to become England physio and then medical services lead at the ECB with Davies replacing him in his County role.

It was Langley who informed Davies of his appointment while County second XI physio Alistair McKenzie and strengthening and conditioning coach Ross Dewar will take up the reins in Worcester in his absence.

Davies said: “It was an extremely proud moment when I got the news from Ben.

"He texted me saying ‘Sleep well tonight mate, you are going to be England Lions physio this winter!’ “I can’t wait to start working with the Lions. It’s been something I’ve been hoping to do for a while.

"There are some excellent coaches and players involved.

“I loved working under Ben at Worcestershire and have always seen him as a mentor.

"He taught me so much. He’s been a huge help in everything I’ve done.

“I shall look upon this as a learning curve and I’ll be picking the medical staff's, coaches' and players' brains whilst away to see what I can bring back to Worcestershire.”