The Northern Cricket Union (NCU) has announced a squad of thirteen players for the upcoming Under 17 Inter-Provincial Series to be held within the NCU, from the 2nd to 6th July.

Nigel Jones, Regional Development Manager commented, "Congratulations to those selected for the U17 Inter-Provincial tournament at the beginning of July, and commiserations to those who have missed out on final squad selection. Id like to take this opportunity to thank all the wider squad players for their involvement and general commitment to the regional programme, and to wish them well for the remainder of the 2018 cricket season.

"No doubt there were some difficult decisions around selection, however we feel that a well-balanced and exciting squad has been selected to represent the NCU.

"Harry Warke will once again captain his province at Under 17 level and he will have no fewer than five squad members from the 2017 series to support him, and those coming up from Under 15 level, or new into this environment. We (the coaching group) look forward to supporting the players with their cricket over the week and wish them well as they strive for tournament success."

Warke scored a century as the NCU got their campaign off to a winning start with a convincing win against the NW earlier this month.

NCU Under 17 Squad

  • Harry Warke (Captain) (Carrickfergus)
  • Luke Allison (Donaghcloney Mill)
  • Max Burton (Carrickfergus)
  • Adam Clarke (Templepatrick)
  • Nathan Doak (Lisburn)
  • Michael Glass (Ballymena)
  • Ethan Hanna (Saintfield)
  • James Hunter (Instonians)
  • Archie Johnston (CSNI)
  • Reece Malone (Derriaghy)
  • Oliver Metcalfe (Instonians)
  • Adam Reid (Saintfield)
  • Adam Simmonite (CSNI)

Inter-Provincial Fixtures

  • Monday July 2nd: NCU Under 17 v Southern XI, at Belmont 50 overs, 11am
  • Tuesday July 3rd: NCU Under 17 v Leinster, at Belmont 50 overs, 11am
  • Thursday July 5th: NCU Under 17 v North West, at Middle Road, 20 overs, 10am 
  • Thursday July 5th: NCU Under 17 v Southern XI, at Campbell, 20 overs, 2:30pm 
  • Friday July 6th: NCU Under 17 v Leinster, at Campbell, Belfast, 20 overs, 11am