Ireland Squad Announced for Under-19s Cricket World Cup Qualifier

Ireland Squad Announced for Under-19s Cricket World Cup Qualifier
Ireland Squad Announced for Under-19s Cricket World Cup Qualifier
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Cricket Ireland has today named an exciting 14-player Under-19s squad that will travel to Worcestershire next week, prior to competing in the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup Qualifier in Netherlands in late July.

Ryan Eagleson, Head Coach of the Ireland Under-19s, said:

July is a huge month for the Ireland Under-19s squad with the World Cup Qualifier taking place in the Netherlands. It will be a challenging month but one I know the players are very much looking forward to.”

“We’ve picked an exciting squad that includes players who have experience playing with the Ireland Wolves and at Inter-Provincial levelThe squad will be led by Rush and Northern Knights wicketkeeper-batsman Neil Rock, with Jonathan Garth his vice-captain – both players providing important experience having been part of the last Under-19s Cricket World Cup in New Zealand in 2018.”

“We can’t look too far ahead though. Before we get to the Qualifier we have three matches against Worcestershire, a training camp and a warm-up match against the Emerging Knights – so it will be a busy month ahead but a great challenge for the lads.” 

The squad’s schedule

  • 2 July: Ireland Under-19s v Worcestershire (50-over match, Worcestershire)
  • 3 July: Ireland Under-19s v Worcestershire (50-over match, Worcestershire)
  • 4 July: Ireland Under-19s v Worcestershire (50-over match, Worcestershire)
  • 9 to 12 July: Ireland Under-19s World Cup Qualifier Prep Camp
  • 23 July: Ireland Under-19s v Emerging Knights (Friendly, venue TBC)
  • 24 July to 2 August: Under-19s World Cup Qualifiers (Netherlands)

The Under-19s Men’s squad

  • Neil Rock (c) (Rush)
  • JJ Garth (vc) (Pembroke)
  • Jamie Forbes (YMCA)
  • Gavin Hoey (Pembroke)
  • James Hunter (Instonians)
  • Kyle Magee (Brigade)
  • Gregory McFaul (Bready)
  • Nathan McGuire (Rush)
  • Oliver Metcalfe (Instonians)
  • Marcus Poskitt (Bready)
  • Will Smale (King’s College Taunton and Croesyceiliog)
  • Alex Stiles (Railway Union)
  • Tim Tector (YMCA)
  • Mitchell Thompson (YMCA)
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