OXFORDSHIRE batsman Harrison Ward has been called up for England Under 19s for their two Test matches against South Africa next month.

The 18-year-old left-hander, who attends St Edward's School, Oxford, will face the Springboks in Tests at Scarborough from July 8-11 and at Emirates Riverside from July 16-19.

In 2015, Ward, who is a member of the Sussex Academy, became the youngest batsman to hit a century for Oxfordshire.

He made an unbeaten 109 on his debut in their Unicorns Counties Championship victory over Herefordshire, aged just 15 years and 269 days.