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.
 
Fixtures
 
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)