Cricket Ireland today revealed Curtis Campher as the 'additional player' they indicated would be added to the original Wolves T20 and 50-overs squads.

The delay in naming him was seemingly due to the need to seek clearance from Cricket South Africa for him to be released and transfer allegiance to Ireland.

South African-born Campher, 20, is a dual-national who holds an Irish passport and has declared his intention to pursue his cricket career in Ireland with Dublin YMCA.

Andrew White, Chair of National Men’s Selectors, said:
“Curtis may be a new name to many Irish cricket fans, but had been identified some time ago as part of our Global Talent Scouting. He has played at Under-19s level for South Africa, but is keen to pursue his cricket career in Ireland.

“Not only does he come highly recommended, but we have first-hand knowledge of him both through Head Coach Graham Ford and the fact he played against our senior side in a warm-up match before the 2018 World Cup Qualifier tournament.”

Campher has also been offered an Emerging Contract by Cricket Ireland for 2020, the fourth to be offered to date after Peter Chase, David Delany and Josh Little.

Also emerging today are details of the third 50-over game which at the time of the original announcement was listed as yet to be confirmed which will be against a Northern Titans Select XI.


The now complete squads for the tour are:

T20 Squad
Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, Stephen Doheny, Jonathan Garth, Shane Getkate, Tyrone Kane, Josh Little, Nathan McGuire, Jacob Mulder, Neil Rock, Harry Tector, Stuart Thompson, Lorcan Tucker, Craig Young.

50-over Squad
James Cameron-Dow, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Stephen Doheny, Shane Getkate, Tyrone Kane, Josh Little, James McCollum, Neil Rock, Harry Tector, Jack Tector, Gary Wilson, Craig Young.

The fixtures
18 Feb 2020 - 1st T20 v Namibia; 2nd T20 v Namibia
21 Feb 2020 - 3rd T20 v Namibia
23 Feb 2020 - 4th T20 v Namibia; 5th T20 v Namibia
26 Feb 2020 - 1st 50 over match v Namibia
27 Feb 2020 - 2nd 50 over match v Namibia
29 Feb 2020 - 50 over match v Northern Titans Select XI