MCC Ireland Region have announced a strong squad for their famous MCC Southern Ireland Schools week next week.

Internationals Lorcan Tucker and Albert van der Merwe are joined by a host of Wolves and Leinster Lightning stars for a week of cricket in Munster and Leinster.

Under the auspices of Kenny McDonald and Peter O'Donnell, MCC will play Limerick CC, County Kerry CC, Leinster Schools and the Irish Universities.

The squad is: Caspian Paget (Kent Under 17s), Kenny McDonald (Terenure), Conor D’Arcy (Clontarf and Ireland Under 19s), Paul Dunne (Old Belvedere, Dublin University and Ireland Schools), Joe Cotterell (Hampstead), Shariful Islam (Clontarf), Jack Tector (Ireland Wolves and YMCA), Harry Tector (Ireland Wolves and YMCA), Fionn Hand (Leinster Lightning and YMCA), Fiachra Tucker (Leinster Lightning and Pembroke), Will Irving (Surrey Under 15s), Bobby Gamble (Ireland Wolves and YMCA), Lorcan Tucker (Ireland, Dublin University and Pembroke), Albert Van Der Merwe (the Hills), David Delany (Ireland Wolves and Clontarf), Michael Hogan (Dublin University and Ireland Under 17s), Paul Ryan (Clontarf and North Kildare).

The fixtures are:

  • 27 May v Limerick CC, The Manor Fields, Adare
  • 28 May v County Kerry CC, The Oyster Oval, Spa
  • 30 May v Leinster Schools (start 1pm), Phoenix CC, Phoenix Park
  • 31 May v Irish Universities (start 11am) College Park