Ireland Under 19's will be one of five teams in the new Emerging Interprovincial series, that will see each team play eight games, with the twenty matches split between T20 and 45-overs formats.

Northern Knights, Lightning Bolts, Munster Heat and NW Warriors will be joined by Ryan Eagleson's side who will be using the competition as part of their U19 World Cup Qualifiers in Scotland which starts at the end of July.

The inaugural competition gets under way on Monday June 28th, and is aimed primarily at players under 25 years of age.

"We have designed the competition to provide a substantive opportunity for each Provincial Union to plan, identify and expose their next generation of players to high quality, competitive cricket in an effort to make our domestic game even stronger, said Albert van der Merwe (pictured with Mark Jones), National Talent Pathway Manager.

I see the new competition as a key component in the Cricket Ireland pathway in terms of player development and identification.

"For the last few years we have played ad hoc, bilateral fixtures and whilst there was value from these, the new competition creates a formal structure around matches for players aspiring to play senior inter-provincial cricket over the next number of years.

FIXTURES

  • 28/06/2021 T20 Lightning Bolts v Ireland Under-19s Oak Hill 12:00 pm
  • 29/06/2021 T20 Munster Heat v Emerging Knights North Kildare 11:00 am
  • 29/06/2021 T20 Lightning Bolts v Emerging Knights North Kildare 15:00 pm
  • 29/06/2021 T20 Emerging Warriors v Ireland Under-19s NW venue 12:00 pm
  • 01/07/2021 45 over Emerging Warriors v Emerging Knights NW venue 11:00 am
  • 01/07/2021 45 over Munster Heat v Lightning Bolts Cork County 11:00 am
  • 02/07/2021 45 over Munster Heat v Ireland Under-19s Cork County 11:00 am
  • 06/07/2021 45 over Emerging Warriors v Munster Heat North Kildare 11:00 am
  • 06/07/2021 45 over Lightning Bolts v Ireland Under-19s Oak Hill 11:00 am
  • 12/07/2021 T20 Munster Heat v Ireland Under-19s Cork County 12:00 pm 1
  • 4/07/2021 45 over Emerging Knights v Lightning Bolts Waringstown 11:00 am
  • 14/07/2021 45 over Emerging Warriors v Ireland Under-19s NW venue 11:00 am 1
  • 15/07/2021 45 over Emerging Knights v Ireland Under-19s Carrickfergus 11:00 am
  • 16/07/2021 T20 Munster Heat v Lightning Bolts Cork County 12:00 pm
  • 19/07/2021 T20 Emerging Warriors v Lightning Bolts NW venue 12:00 pm
  • 21/07/2021 45 over Emerging Warriors v Lightning Bolts NW venue 11:00 am
  • 21/07/2021 45 over Munster Heat v Emerging Knights North Kildare 11:00 am
  • 23/07/2021 T20 Emerging Knights v Ireland Under-19s Carrickfergus 11:00 am
  • 23/07/2021 T20 Emerging Knights v Emerging Warriors Carrickfergus 15:00 pm
  • 26/07/2021 T20 Emerging Warriors v Munster Heat North Kildare 12:00 pm