Worcestershire CCC Academy are gearing up for four days of competitive cricket in the space of five days – including three against Ireland Under-19s.

First on the agenda is the latest match in the Tri-Series which annually involves Worcestershire, Northamptonshire and Leicestershire taking on each other in T20, 50 over and three-day fixtures.

Tomorrow (Sunday) the Academy will take on Leicestershire Academy at Barnt Green CC.

The 50 overs per side fixture will get underway at 11am.

Last weekend on Tri-Series T20 day, Worcestershire defeated Leicestershire by five wickets at Old Northamptonians CC.

The now annual set of fixtures against Ireland Under-17s will take place from Tuesday to Thursday.

The Irish visit has become amongst the highlights of the Academy’s fixture programme in recent years.

The games are of extra significance this year for Ireland as they form part of their preparations for the Under-19 World Cup qualifiers – and places are up for grabs in the squad.

The Academy and Ireland will do battle in 50 over games at Dumbleton CC on Tuesday and Wednesday (11 am start both days) followed by a T20 encounter at Barnt Green on Thursday (1pm start).

The Worcestershire Academy line-up tomorrow is:

OLLIE WALKER

BEN LEES

ALEX HINKLEY

ED BRAGG

HENRY CULLEN

JOE MISZKOWSKI

REEVE EVITTS

OLI HALION

RIECKO PARKER-COLE

GEORGE MARSHALL

HENRY MARSHALL

SEB SMITH

The Academy have selected three provisional sides to take on Ireland Under-19s although the final line-ups will depend on if any players earn Seconds call-ups.


TUESDAY

Banton

Holland

Bragg

Edavaleth

Walker

Cullen

Dickenson

Lees

Parker-Cole

Tulacz

Smith

G. Marshall

WEDNESDAY

Hinkley

Walker

Cullen

Edavaleth

Holland

Miszkowski

Evitts

Bragg

Parker-Cole

Tomson

Dickenson

H. Marshall


THURSDAY

Hinkley

Miszkowski

Holland

Bragg

Evitts

Tomson

Lees

Tulacz

G. Marshall

H. Marshall

Baker