Worcestershire CCC's Academy side will take on Ireland Under-19s in two one-day fixtures at Bromsgrove on Monday and Tuesday.

The pair of 50 over matches are amongst the highlights of the season for the County's youngsters.

Ireland will use the games as part of their preparations for the Under-19 World Cup in New Zealand.

Last summer the Academy took on an Ireland Under-17s in a week of cricket, winning two 50 overs matches and being beaten in three T20s.

Academy coach Elliot Wilson said: "It is great to have them back. Last year their visit was one of the highlights of the season for the Academy.

"This coming week is one of their weeks of preparation for Under-19 World Cup qualification. They will be good, competitive games.

"We did well against them in the 50 over games last season but later in the week they beat us in a trio of T20 matches."

Academy side July 10

Jack Haynes

Callum Lea

Will Wade

Zain Ul-Hassan

Xavier Clarke

Dan Holland

Mahaaz Ahmed

Jack Charters

Matt Davis

Adam Finch

Ben Fitzmaurice

Charlie Cross

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Academy side July 11

Zain Ul-Hassan

Xavier Clarke

Jujhar Johal

Callum Lea

Dillon Pennington

Alex Hinkley

Ryan Wheldon

Mahaaz Ahmed

Ben Fitzmaurice

Charlie Cross

Jack Charters

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On Sunday, the Worcestershire Development Of Excellence X1 will do battle against New South Wales Blue Barbarians Under-15s side at Dumbleton CCC.

Academy coach Elliot Wilson has named a 12 strong squad for this attractive 50 over fixture.

DOE from:

Dan Holland

Dan Meredith

Rehaan Edavaleth

Henry Cullen

Aaron Tomson

Josh Dickenson

Pete Clark

Nik Jakobsen

Lewis Evans

Luke Tulacz

Hayden Froggart

Henry Marshal

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