Ireland Under-15s squad named for Middlesex fixtures

Cricket Ireland has named the Under-15 Boys Squad to play four fixtures at Merchant Taylors' School Ground, Middlesex in July.

Leinster players dominate the squad with no fewer than nine of the 13 squad from the region.

There are two from the NCU region while Munster and the NW have just the one representative.

Brian Allen, Head Coach of the Under-15s squad, said:“We have a slightly earlier than usual tour start to the Irish Under-15 summer with a trip to Merchant Taylors’. These four fixtures will be followed by two games Jersey shortly after, all leading up to the Celtic Cup matches at Oak Hill against Scotland in August.”

“We are fortunate at present to have many talented cricketers at this youth level to select from, and this squad travelling to Merchant Taylors’ is particularly strong. Of course, preceding the trip we will have an exciting week of Under-15 Inter-Provincial matches, so these certainly offer a chance for those outside this squad to put their name forward for these future teams.”

The squad is:

Tim Tector (YMCA/LCU) - Captain
Nathan McGuire (Rush/LCU) - Vice Captain
Ben Brownlee (YMCA/LCU)
Diarmuid Burke (Rush/LCU)
Matthew Daly (Waringstown/NCU)
Wilhelm de Klerk (Malahide/LCU)
Cian Egerton (Cork Harlequins/Waterford District/MCU)
Jamie Forbes (YMCA/LCU)
Matthew Humphreys (Instonians/NCU)
Stuart Kennedy (Ballyspallen/NWCU)
Jack McGee (Rush/LCU)
Daniel Thorne (Rush/LCU)
Luke Whelan (North County/LCU)


Fixtures
3 July Ireland U15 v Middlesex (50 over) at Merchant Taylors’
4 July Ireland U15 v Middlesex (20 over) at Merchant Taylors’
Ireland U15 v Berkshire (20 over) at Merchant Taylors’

5 July Ireland U15 v Berkshire (50 over) at Merchant Taylors’