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Aaron Cawley named in Irish U17 squad for UK tour

Munster Cricket | 18 Jul 2016

Aaron Cawley named in Irish U17 squad for UK tour

Cork County’s Aaron Cawley has been named in a 13-player Ireland U17 squad which will take on traditional rivals Scotland in four games, before travelling south to face Worcestershire in a further five matches in August.

Aaron’s selection is just reward following an impressive season opening the bowling attack for Cork County in Leinster Division 2 and also spearheading the Leinster U17 attack in the recent Interprovincial tournament in Dublin. The side will be captained by Harry Tector of YMCA with players from 11 different clubs across fall four Unions.

“We feel we have selected a well-balanced side that offers a variety of options in all three disciplines,” said Head Coach Nigel Jones.  “With a view to an Under 19 World Cup in 2018 time our side reflects a long-term goal to develop, with no fewer than eight  players available for selection in next seasons Under 17 series.

“As well as this a number of our squad have experience playing with the U19’s – three players having participated in theU19 World Cup earlier this year in Bangladesh.”

Assistant coach Niall McDonnell added: “We have thoroughly enjoyed working with this talented group of young men for the past eight months.  There are many dedicated and intrinsicallymotivated players who seek to forge a career in cricket.

“As a management team we share a philosophy to develop the person in order to develop a player.  With this in mind, it is great to see that so many of our players from the winter training programme have produced performances to merit selection, whilst equally pleasing to see two players selected as reserves who were not initially part of this squad.

“As always when working with a group of young people we are mindful that some will be disappointed, we hope to continue to help these players develop and thank the players and their parents for such outstanding support over the recent months.”

Ireland U17 Squad

  • Harry Tector (captain) (YMCA)
  • Jamie Grassi (vice captain) (North County)
  • Ian Anders (Phoenix)
  • Aaron Cawley (Cork County)
  • Varun Chopra (Coleraine)
  • Reece Kelly (Bready)
  • Graham Kennedy (Ballyspallen)
  • Josh Little (Pembroke)
  • Sam Murphy (YMCA)
  • Max Neville (Merrion)
  • Morgan Topping (Waringstown)
  • Andrew Vincent (Clontarf)
  • Jonathan Waite (Waringstown)

Fixtures

1st August

50 Over

Ireland

v

Scotland

Ayr

2nd August

50 Over

Ireland

v

Scotland

Ayr

4th August

50 Over

Ireland

v

Scotland

Ayr

5th August

T20

Ireland

v

Scotland

Ayr

8th August

50 Over

Ireland

v

Worcestershire

Stourbridge CC

9th August

50 Over

Ireland

v

Worcestershire

Stourbridge CC

11th August

2 x T20

Ireland

v

Worcestershire

Bromsgrove CC

12th August

T20

Ireland

v

Worcestershire

Bromsgrove CC

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