Group C action at the Dream11 European Cricket Championship commenced on Monday 27 September with representative sides from England, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic and Finland chasing a much-coveted spot at Champions Week.
Left handed opener Harrison Ward caught the eye for England XI on the opening day of Group C action. The 21-year-old steadied the ship as England got the better of old foe Germany, recovering from a precarious 18-4 chasing 56 to win with the Sussex County player Ward seeing England home with 41 off 18 balls.
In the final game of the day, England cruised home against Finland with Ward again in the runs with 40 off 12 balls, while skipper Dan Lincoln dished up 26 off 10 balls as the Group C favourites eased home with 38 balls to spare in the novel T10 format.
Speaking about his experience playing in the Dream11 European Cricket Championship: "It’s a fantastic competition to be involved in. Having not experienced any T10 cricket before, it’s great to get the opportunity to play in this format of the game,” Ward said.
"It's not every day you get to represent England in an international tournament and I'm really excited to be here in Spain and see how far we can go in the competition."
Another exciting player to represent England in the #ECC21 squad is @harrisonward35 , a left handed batsman. Currently contracted at @SussexCCC and has played regular 1st team cricket for them across 3 formats this summer.— NCCA (National Counties Cricket Association) (@NCCA_uk) September 20, 2021
(squad number 35, age 21, @Oxoncb ) pic.twitter.com/Xp0SPYkTV2
For more details on the Dream11 European Cricket Championship, including the full schedule, teams, the format, valued sponsors & partners, click here.
Tune into the LIVE action from Spain from Monday to Friday from 0700 GMT * 0900 CEST * 1230 IST *