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George Scrimshaw endured a nightmare England start as Zak Crawley's second-string side secured a 48-run win over Ireland at Trent Bridge ahead of the World Cup

George Scrimshaw endured a nightmare start to his international debut as experimental England began and finished badly with the ball in a 48-run win over Ireland at Trent Bridge.

Beanpole fast bowler Scrimshaw, the first Derbyshire player to feature for England since Dominic Cork 21 years ago, was picked for his ability to produce speeds close to 90 miles per hour but operated at around 82 during a torrid new-ball spell that included him sending down six no-balls and a wide inside his first two overs.

The 25-year-old was mercilessly treated by Ireland’s Paul Stirling and Andrew Balbirnie during an opening stand of 46, but after gifting half a dozen free hits, things began to turn around for the over-awed new cap when he struck with his 12th legitimate ball: Balbirnie edging low to Ben Duckett at slip.