Ireland Under-17s squad named for English and Scottish fixtures
Cricket Ireland has named the Under-17s squad to play four fixtures at Malvern College, Worcestershire next week.
Nigel Jones, Head Coach of the Under-17s squad, said:
“The selectors have settled on an exciting group of players to represent Ireland at Under-17 level – really showing the upcoming talent we have in Ireland.”
“We were able to use the recent Under-17 Inter-Provincial tournament to watch and assess a wide range of players across that week-long event. This new competition, coupled with an intensive winter training programme and early season performances at club and Inter-Provincial levels, has provide the ideal preparation for this programme of representative fixtures.”
“Neil Rock, who was definitely one of the standout players for Ireland at the Under-19 Cricket World Cup in January, will lead a national side at Under-17 level for the first time and we would like to take this opportunity to wish Neil and his squad well for Worcester and Scotland.”
The 14-player squad is:
• Neil Rock (C), Max Burton, JJ Garth, Gavin Hoey, James Hunter, Cillian McDonnell, Gregory McFaul, Oliver Metcalfe, Alex Neary, Cian Nulty, Marcus Poskitt, Scott Ruttle, Alex Stiles, Mitchell Thompson.
23-24 July - Ireland U17 vs Worcestershire (2 day match, Worcestershire)
26 July - Ireland U17 vs Worcestershire (50 over match, Worcestershire)
27 July - Ireland U17 vs Worcestershire (20 over match, Worcestershire)
13-14 August - Ireland U17 vs Scotland U17 (2 day match, Ayr)
15 August - Ireland U17 vs Scotland U17 (50 over match, Ayr)
16 August - Ireland U17 vs Scotland U17 (20 over match, Ayr)