Cricket Ireland has named the Under-15s Boys squad to play two fixtures against Jersey in late July, following on from the squad’s successful recent tour to England during which they won three of four matches.
Brian Allen, Head Coach of the Under-15s, said: “The recent tour to England was a successful trip for the squad, with Captain Tim Tector leading from the front with the bat, scoring a century against a strong Middlesex side.
"Middle-order batsman Wilhelm De Klerk also came to the fore with a number of strong batting performances – most notably steering the side from a precarious 21-5 against Middlesex in our second match, scoring 71* and setting us up for victory in that game.
“I was pleased with the bowlers who performed well as a unit. Definitely the stand-out performance was Matthew Humphreys’ 4-18 in our third match against Berkshire which removed the opposition top order and set us up for a comfortable win.
“That tour really put the depth of young Irish cricket talent on display, and we’ll be looking to build on this in Jersey.”
Tim Tector will once again lead the side, one of four representatives from YMCA, while there are also four from Rush.
Clontarf spinner David Vincent completes the Leinster contingent, while Stuart Kennedy (Ballyspallen), Matthew Humphreys (Instonians) and Cian Egerton (Waterford) are the others in the squad.
IRELAND U15 SQUAD
- Tim Tector (captain) (YMCA)
- Nathan McGuire (v/c) (Rush)
- Ben Brownlee (YMCA)
- Diarmuid Burke (Rush)
- Wilhelm de Klerk (YMCA)
- Cian Egerton (Waterford District)
- Jamie Forbes (YMCA)
- Matthew Humphreys (Instonians)
- Stuart Kennedy (Ballyspallen)
- Jack McGee (Rush)
- Daniel Thorne (Rush)
- David Vincent (Clontarf)
- Wed 25 July - Ireland U15 v Jersey U15 (50 over, Woodvale)
- Thu 26 July - Ireland U15 v Jersey U15 (50 over, Woodvale)