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NCU Under 17 Squad announced for a Tour to England: Ipswich and St. Albans

Richard White

The Northern Cricket Union (NCU) has announced their Under 17 squad for a tour to Ipswich and St. Albans, England, from Monday 26th to Thursday 29th of June 2017, where the squad will play against St. Joseph's School, Ipswich, and then four Twenty20 matches in the prestigious St. Albans Cricket Festival.

  • Johnny Browne (Ballymena)
  • Adam Clarke (Templepatrick)
  • Rohan Drawid (CSNI)
  • John Glass (Ballymena)
  • Daniel Humphreys (Instonians)
  • James McClean (Ballymena)
  • Tom McCord (Cliftonville)
  • Adam Reid (Saintfield)
  • Jack Buchanan-Rolleston (Carrickfergus)
  • Ben Rose (Instonians)
  • Charlie Shannon (Holywood)
  • Jonathan Waite (Waringstown)
  • Harry Warke (Carrickfergus)

The tour management/coach will be Uel Graham and Nigel Jones.

Taking about the forthcoming tour of England, Tour Manager Uel Graham said, 'The squad selection has been impacted due to the Ulster Schools game against Leinster Schools at the same time, and holiday commitments. However, this gives other players the opportunity to represent the NCU, sample some high quality cricket and press claims for Inter-Provincial selection. The NCU is grateful to former Cliftonville player and Irish International Mark Patterson for helping to organise the tour, and to former Essex and England seam bowler Mark Illott for the return invitation to the St Albans Festival'.

The squad for the 2017 Irish Inter-Provincial series will be selected by June 30th. All fixtures in this competition will be played at Carrickfergus Cricket Club from Monday 10th to Wednesday July 12th.


  • Tuesday 27th June - NCU Under 17's v St Joseph's School, Ipswich (40 Overs)
  • Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th June - St. Albans Cricket Festival (Four Twenty20 Matches)