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Monday, 3 July, 2000, 14:59 GMT 15:59 UK
England boost one-day squad
Marcus Trescothick
Trescothick: His first England call at the age of 24
England have reinforced their squad for the first part of the triangular one-day series against the West Indies and Zimbabwe by calling up Somerset all-rounder Marcus Trescothick and Glamorgan skipper Matthew Maynard.

The pair have been added to the original 14-man squad by the selectors because Nasser Hussain and Nick Knight are injured.

"Both players have been called up to the party as short-term cover and will be available for selection for England's first two matches in the tournament this weekend.

"We will determine whether they stay with the squad once we have assessed everyone's fitness before our match against Zimbabwe at Old Trafford next Thursday," said chairman of selectors David Graveney.

Skipper Hussain's broken thumb kept him out of the Lord's Test against West Indies, which saw England pull off a thrilling two-wicket win, while Knight has a hairline fracture of his right index finger.

"I have movement in the finger and the England physio Dean Conway has told me I should be able to play again next week," said Knight.

Trescothick has international experience with the England A team but it is his first chance for the senior side.

He will open the batting and is in excellent form, having scored 71 and taken three wickets for his county in their National League win over Kent on Sunday.


Matthew Maynard
Maynard: Adds experience to the squad
Maynard has made 10 one-day international appearances, scoring 153 runs at an average of 17.00, with a top score of 41, but the last was four years ago against Pakistan.

He remains, however, an excellent one-day performer and made a hundred for Glamorgan in this season's B&H Cup final, only for them to lose to Gloucestershire.

The selectors have resisted the temptation to add Dominic Cork to the squad following his Man of the Match performance in the Lord's Test.

Andrew Flintoff is due to play for Lancashire in their NatWest Trophy tie against Essex on Wednesday after an anti-inflammatory injection in his back.

"We will monitor Andrew's fitness after that match with a view to him joining the squad for practice on Thursday," Graveney added.

Revised England squad:

N Hussain (Essex) Age 32, 42 ODIs
A Caddick (Somerset) Age 31, 18 ODIs
R Croft (Glamorgan) Age 30, 44 ODIs
M Ealham (Kent) Age 30, 48 ODIs
A Flintoff (Lancashire) Age 22, 9 ODIs
P Franks (Nottinghamshire) Age 21, 0 ODIs
D Gough (Yorkshire) Age 29, 74 ODIs
G Hick (Worcestershire) Age 34, 105 ODIs
N Knight (Warwickshire) Age 30, 53 ODIs
M Maynard (Glamorgan) Age 34, 10 ODIs
A Mullally (Hampshire) Age 30, 34 ODIs
V Solanki (Worcestershire) Age 24, 8 ODIs
A Stewart (Surrey) Age 37, 125 ODIs
G Thorpe (Surrey) Age 30, 53 ODIs
M Trescothick (Somerset) Age 24, 0 ODIs
C White (Yorkshire) Age 30, 23 ODIs

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