Worcestershire Academy are in action in a series of 50 over and T20 matches against the Ireland Under-17 side this week.

It is a feather in the cap of the Academy to be playing these prestigious fixtures against the cream of up and coming Irish talent.

Today the two teams are in action in a 50 over match at Stourbridge Cricket Club and will do battle with each other in another 50 over match at the same venue tomorrow.

Then on Thursday the action switches to Bromsgrove Cricket Club with two T20 matches taking place on that day.

The fifth and final game between the Academy and Ireland Under-17s will be another T20 game at Bromsgrove on Friday.

George Newton is captaining the Academy side in today's opening fixture with Ewan Wilcox keeping wicket.

ACADEMY

Jack Haynes

William Wade

George Balderson

Nick Hammond

George Newton (c)

Josh Haynes

Zavier Clarke

Charlie Page-Morris

Ewan Wilcox (w)

Dan Lloyd

Jack Charters

 

IRELAND UNDER-17S

Jonathan Waite

Sam Murphy

Andrew Vincent

Jamie Grassi (c and w)

Graham Kennedy

Morgan Topping

Ian Anders

Reece Kelly

Josh Little

Max Neville

Varun Chopra