DEVIZES Cricket Club chairman Mark Banham has been selected by the ECB to join the England O60s touring party to defend the Ashes in Australia this winter.

The England O60s team will play 14 matches Down Under throughout November and December, including matches against New Zealand and three-one day international Ashes games against Australia.

Banham has captained Wiltshire O60s to a successful season on the ECB national O60s county circuit, which is contested by 32 counties across the summer.

Wiltshire reached the national stages of the ECB Vase after recording wins against Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, and Berkshire.