The Worcestershire CCC Academy squad and coaches this morning landed in Dublin ahead of a trio of matches against Ireland Under-17s.

The 13 strong squad consists of a mixture of players, some of whom competed in the recent ECB 50 over and three-day competitions plus more senior Academy players.

Six of them in Ed Bragg, Pete Clark, Henry Cullen, Matt Davis, Mitchell Stanley and Dan Holland are part of the full 2018-2019 Academy intake.

Worcestershire will be based at County Wicklow and play matches at Oak Hill CC against Ireland Under-17s on August 5, 6 and 8 before flying home after the final fixture.

The tour further strengthens the significant links already in place between the County and Ireland.

Earlier this summer, the Ireland travelled over to England to face Worcestershire Academy in a trip which is now a regular part of the calendar for two 50 over games and one T20 match at Dumbleton and Barnt Green respectively.

The games were of extra significance this year for Ireland as they formed part of their preparations for the Under-19 World Cup qualifiers.

Worcestershire Academy Coach Elliot Wilson and David Banks will be in charge of the squad in Ireland.

Worcestershire Academy squad:

Josh Baker

Ed Bragg

Pete Clark

Henry Cullen

Matt Davis

Freddie Fallows

Oli Halion

Dan Holland

Ben Lees

Henry Marshall

Joe Miszkowski

Mitchell Stanley

Aaron Tomson