Later this month sees the Jersey U19 squad attempt to win a place at the 2018 U19 World Cup in New Zealand. The qualifying event, to be held in Jersey from 24th - 31st July, will see the hosts do battle with Scotland, Ireland and Denmark.

Scotland were the eventual winners in 2015 having beaten Ireland on net run rate on the last day. Jersey finished 3rd in that tournament and will be hoping for improved results this time round. Denmark are back in Division 1 having been promoted last summer with wins overs Italy, Guernsey and Netherlands.

The Jersey side will be led by Harrison Carlyon who recently made his senior international debut at World Cricket League 4 in Los Angeles. Carlyon will be hoping for big performances from pace bowler Julius Sumerauer, all rounders David Bourne and Zak Tribe all of whom have recently joined up with the senior national squad.

Head coach Neil MacRae is excited about the squad he has at his disposal. “We have a good set of young players in this squad. The majority of our squad are 16 and 17 years old but will have a lot of confidence having scored runs and taken wickets in all forms of cricket this season”.

“We have strong warm up games against county opposition in Hampshire and local Premier League club Farmers to prepare us for the tournament. We will be ready to go on the morning of the first game.”

Jersey Squad in full:

Harrison Carlyon (captain), Daniel Birrell, David Bourne, Matthew Daubeney, Matthew Donaldson, Jonny Heward, Edward Giles, Hugo King, Ben Le Gallais, George Moore, Julius Sumerauer, Chris Thompson, Zak Tribe and Ben Ward.

Staff: Neil MacRae (Head Coach) & Lee Meloy (Manager/Assistant Coach)