Jack Tector will skipper Ireland Wolves on a short tour to play Bath and Gloucestershire Seconds.

They start with back-to-back T20 contests on Saturday April 14th, followed by 50 over games against the same opposition on Sunday April 15, and Tuesday April 17.

Peter Chase is one of five players who has played at senior international level, along with Lightning colleagues Sean Terry, Lorcan Tucker, and Tyrone Kane, as well as Knights' leg-spinner Jacob Mulder.

Lightning players dominate the 14-man squad having nine representatives, while Fionn Hand is also included for the first time. The former North County player is now on the books of Somerset.

Others making their first appearance in the squad are former Irish Under 19 players Harry Tector, Neil Rock and Stephen Doheny.

James McCollum is one of four Northern Knights players, alongside Mulder and the Instonians pairing of Nathan Smith and Shane Getkate.

Head Coach Pete Johnston was delighted with the range of emerging and established talent selected. “We created the Ireland Wolves team in 2017 to begin to bridge that gap between domestic and international cricket – to provide an opportunity for a selection of centrally-contracted senior players and the best emerging talent to play together in high-standard, competitive cricket matches.

“The players selected all understand the opportunity that Wolves selection promises. Not only is it a great opportunity for players to set a marker for the season, but – like James Shannon and Simi Singh who performed strongly in the respective tour last year – it can help springboard their seasons and even lead to further national representation at senior levels.

“It is great to see Neil Rock and Harry Tector earn their first Wolves call-ups off the back of a very successful Under-19s Cricket World Cup in January, as well as Stephen Doheny who just missed out on that World Cup by being a couple of days over age.

“The selectors have also called up Fionn Hand, who has been impressing with bat and ball, however Josh Little was not included as the upcoming fixtures clashed with his school examinations.”

The squad will also have a warm-up camp at La Manga in Spain prior to the four match tour.

IRELAND WOLVES: 

  • Jack Tector (YMCA/Leinster Lightning) - Captain
  • Peter Chase (Malahide/ Leinster Lightning)
  • David Delany (Clontarf CC/ Leinster Lightning)
  • Stephen Doheny (Rush CC/ Leinster Lightning)
  • Shane Getkate (Instonians CC/ Northern Knights)
  • Fionn Hand (Somerset CCC)
  • Tyrone Kane (Merrion CC/ Leinster Lightning)
  • James McCollum (Warringstown CC/ Northern Knights)
  • Jacob Mulder (CIYMS/Northern Knights)
  • Neil Rock (Rush CC/ Leinster Lightning)
  • Nathan Smith (Instonians/Northern Knights)
  • Harry Tector (YMCA/ Leinster Lightning)
  • Sean Terry (The Hills CC/ Leinster Lightning)
  • Lorcan Tucker (Pembroke/ Leinster Lightning)

The coaching staff consists of: Peter Johnston (Wolves Head Coach & Academy and Performance Manager) Ryan Eagleson (Performance Coach)

Ireland Wolves Tour Fixtures

  • Sat 14 April Ireland Wolves vs Bath CC 20 over
  • Sat 14 April Ireland Wolves vs Gloucestershire 2nd XI 20 over
  • Sun 15 April Ireland Wolves vs Bath CC 50 over
  • Tue 17 April Ireland Wolves vs Gloucestershire 2nd XI 50 over