Irish Universities travel for Hone McGregor Tri Series
Irish Universities have been once again been invited to take part in the annual Hone McGregor Tri Series taking place at the historic Fenner’s Ground in Cambridge this week.
The Irish Universities Cricket Association (IUCA) side can draw on several top-class cricketers, including Ireland wicket keeper Lorcan Tucker (Trinity), Will von Behr (Trinity and MCC) and representative players Tom Stanton and Gareth Delany (UCD and Leinster Lightning).
Team manager Herbie McClelland is upbeat about his team’s chances in the challenge series: “I feel that we have a strong squad ready to take on the Scottish Universities and Cambridge University and that we can retain the silverware on our side of the Irish Sea.”
The IUCA Outdoor Tournament took place in Belfast a few weeks ago with Dublin Institute of Technology and Ulster University sharing the ‘Trevor West’ trophy as rain caused the final to be abandoned in Shaw’s Bridge.
The Cambridge tournament takes place at Fenner’s, with the opening game between the hosts and Scottish Universities on 13 June. Ireland play the Scots on 14 June, and finish against Cambridge University on 15 June, when they could come up against one Irish player, Patrick Tice, Cambridge University Captain.
Irish Universities Squad List:-
1. Matthew McCord (Ulster University) – Captain
2. Kashif Ali (Dublin City University)
3. Tom Anders (Dublin City University)
4. Jack Balbirnie (Dublin Institute of Technology)
5. Gareth Delany (University College Dublin)
6. Danny Hogan (Dublin Institute of Technology)
7. Michael Hogan (Dublin Institute of Technology)
8. Niall Hunt (Trinity College Dublin)
9. Niall McGovern (Dublin Institute of Technology)
10. Tom Stanton (University College Dublin)
11. Lorcan Tucker (Trinity College Dublin)
12. Will von Behr (Trinity College Dublin)
Hone McGregor Tri Series Fixtures at Fenners, Cambridge
Tuesday 13 June - Cambridge University v Scottish Universities
Wednesday 14 June - Irish Universities v Scottish Universities
Thursday 15 June Cambridge University v Irish Universities
Updates on the Irish Universities games will be provided on their Twitter account @IrishUniCricket