The Northern Cricket Union will again host a four team Under 16 festival, sponsored by Agile Communications and based at Campbell College, from 11th to 14th August.

Cornwall Cricket Board and Yorkshire Schools Cricket Association are making a welcome return and whilst it is disappointing that St Josephs from Ipswich are not returning, Southern Kings, who originate from Cork Harlequins Cricket Club, are making up the fourth team. Games will be hosted at Campbell College and Woodvale Cricket Club.

Andrew Cowden is leading the NCU side said

"Following the U15 and U17 Interpros, we have selected a squad of 14 to participate in the NCU's U16 festival, hosted by Campbell College. The players who are eligible but have been selected by Ireland at U15 or U17 Level, have not been selected for this festival. Instead, we see this as a great development opportunity for others to be exposed to representative tournament cricket. It also gives James Cameron-Dow and myself the opportunity to work with and see a greater pool of players performing ahead of selecting the U17 winter performance squad."

NCU squad

  • Luke Allison (Donacloney Mill)
  • Tom Campbell (Instonians)
  • Ashton Clark (Carrickfergus)
  • Scott Gardner (Carrickfergus)
  • Ethan Hanna (Saintfield)
  • James Lambert (Instonians)
  • Adam Ly (Instonians)
  • Hugh Minford (CSNI)
  • Carson McCullough (CIYMS)
  • Arnold Oduvelil (Muckamore)
  • Chris Pyper (Bangor)
  • Zak Solomon (CIYMS)
  • Michael Waite (Waringstown)
  • Ewan Wilson (Templepatrick)