WILL Luxton can feel very proud after being part of the England side that made it all the way to Under-19 Cricket World Cup final, before losing by four wickets to India in the showpiece on Saturday.

The Keighley teenager is a talented middle-order batsman who plays for Yorkshire, marking his first-team debut for the county last summer with a half-century in the Royal London One-Day Cup against Northamptonshire at Scarborough.

And his displays in 2021 clearly attracted the England selectors, with Luxton batting at number five throughout the World Cup campaign in the West Indies.

The 18-year-old just missed out on half-centuries in the group stage victories over Canada and the United Arab Emirates.

And after England had topped their group, Luxton hit a vital 47 not out in their six-wicket quarter-final victory over South Africa.

That put them into a last-four clash with Afghanistan, a game in which England scraped home by 15 runs.

But India, who had won their semi-final by 96 runs against Australia, proved too strong in the final in Antigua.

They reduced their opponents to 61-6, with Luxton making just four, but a recovery job led by middle-order batsman James Rew (95) saw England post 189 all out.

India were wobbling at 97-4 in their chase, after Shaik Rasheed (50) had given them a great start, but Nishant Sindhu (50 not out) saw them reach their target for the loss of six wickets.