There will be no U17 squad for the 2022/2023 season.
U19 World Cup Qualifiers - Guernsey 2022
The Isle of Man U17s had agreat start to the ICC U19 World Cup Europe Division 2 Qualifiers with a win by 7 wickets against Sweden. Sweden 196/9 Some tight fielding and disciplined bowling over the 50-overs kept continual pressure on the Swedish batters. The pick of the bowlers was Fraser Clarke with 2-30 and JJ Griffin, Matty Young, Toby Poole Wilson and Nathan Williams each taking a wicket. Christian Webster was very good behind the wickets and the constant pressure from the fielders resulted in three run outs. IOM 198/3 in 33.2 overs Joe Humphrey and Dollin Jansen opened the batting for the IOM putting on 50 for the first wicket with Joe out first for 13. Batting at number 3, Luke Ward really accelerated the innings with a second wicket partnership of 78 which took the game away from Sweden. Luke eventually fell for a very fluent 52 from 39 balls. Christian Webster 17 and Henry Telford 10 not out batted with Dollin to finish the innings in 33.2 overs. Dollin batting through the innings for an excellent 81 not out. ICC Man of the Match - Dollin Jansen
Game 2 saw the Isle of Man U17s in the ICC U19 World Cup Europe Division 2 Qualifiers win by 8 wickets. Norway 101 all out Jacob Butler (7.2 overs, 2 maidens for 16) and JJ Griffin (7 overs for 20) bowled miserly opening spells for the IOM U17s. The introduction of Fraser Clarke 3-28 and Dollin Jansen 3-7 saw wickets begin to fall, both bowling excellently in tandem. The innings was finished by Nathan Williams 2-9 along with a run out for JJ and Matty Young. IOM 105-2 in 10.3 overs Runs were scored by Joe Humphrey 17, Luke Ward 10 and Christian Webster 10 not out with Dollin again batting through the innings for a fluent 61 not out off 36 balls taking the IOM to an 8 wicket win. ICC Man of the Match - Dollin Jansen
A third win for the Isle of Man U17s in the ICC U19 World Cup Europe Division 2 Qualifiers by 5 wickets finishing top of Group B. Denmark 271/7 A mixed bag with the ball allowed the Danish batters to get off to a real flyer. The introduction of Toby Poole Wilson and Matty Young saw them both pick up a wicket. However, it was the bowling of Nathan Williams who bowled a very economical 10 overs for 36 who began to control the run rate. The return of JJ Griffin 2-50 and Dollin Jansen 1-45 then helped limit the score to a chaseable target. IOM 272/5 in 44.2 overs An outstanding run chase by the Isle of Man with partnerships of 95, 60 and 70 chasing the runs down with 5.4 overs left. There were contributions by Luke Ward 33, Christian Webster 18, Henry Telford 30, Nathan Williams 12 not out and Fraser Clarke 14 not out. However, the mainstay of the innings was Dollin Jansen scoring an outstanding 109 from 112 balls with 12 4s and 2 6s. ICC Man of the Match - Dollin Jansen The Isle of Man progressed to play Italy in the semi final at College Fields.
Isle of Man 132 all out After the early loss of Dollin Jansen, Joe Humphrey and Luke Ward batted well to put on 68 for the second wicket. However, after the loss of Joe for 23 and then Luke for 43 wickets began to fall and the Isle of Man were eventually all out for 132. Italy 136/5 in 25.2 overs A valiant effort by the bowlers picking up 5 wickets bowling to attacking fields with JJ Griffin 2-35, Dollin Jansen 1-12 and Jacob Butler 1-46. There was a run out for Luke Ward but it could have been closer but a few dropped catches. The Isle of Man played Norway in the 3rd/4th place play off at College Fields still with a chance to progress to the next stage of the European qualifiers
A game of two halves for the Isle of Man U17s saw Norway U17s win by 7 wickets and progress to the next stage of the ICC U19 World Cup Europe Qualifiers. Isle of Man 296 all out The Isle of Man made a good start to the innings with Dollin Jansen 21 and Joe Humphrey 30. Coming in at 48 for 2, Christian Webster made a fantastic 112 from 89 balls, 15 4s and 3 6s eventually out with the score on 234 for 7. Jacob Butler who had supported Christian so well made an excellent 40 not out and a lovely cameo from Toby Poole Wilson 26 from 18 balls pushed the IOM onto 296. Norway 297/3 An excellent innings from Chaudhary Akram who made 160 not out for Norway saw them reach 297 in 41.1 overs and take the game away from the IOM. The pick of the bowlers was JJ Griffin who finished with 1-32 the other wicket takers were Jacob Butler and Nathan Williams. The IOM U17s finished 4th overall in the ICC U19 World Cup Europe Division 2 Qualifiers. There were some excellent performances which saw us top group B and the players will have learnt a lot over the 10 days. The U17s returned to the Isle of Man with some very tired bodies after 5 games of 50-over cricket played in scorching weather.
Guernsey 2022 U19 World Cup Qualifiers
All matches will be played across four venues in Guernsey, with each match-day to feature four games, including the knock-out stages and the play-off’s.
The fixtures for the Isle of Man are as follows: Friday 5 August Isle of Man v Sweden, College Fields Saturday 6 August Norway v Isle of Man, Memorial Field. Monday 8 August Denmark v Isle of Man, Guernsey Rovers Athletic Club Ground. Tuesday 9 August Semi-finals – A1 v B2, KGV; B1 v A2, CF; A3 v B4, MF; B3 v A4, PS. Thursday 11 August Play-offs – Final, KGV; Third-place, CF; Fifth place, MF; Seventh place, PS. Fixtures (11am start)
Preparations are now complete!
Isle of Man U17 World Cup Qualifiers Squad - Guernsey 2022
The following players have been selected for the ICC U19 World Cup Europe Division 2 Qualifiers in Guernsey from 03rd - 12th August 2022.
U19 World Cup Qualifiers 2022
The Isle of Man U17 squad will be part of the 2024 ICC U19 World Cup Europe division 2 qualifiers from August 03rd – 12th, 2022 in Guernsey. A total of eight Associate member countries will be competing in the tournament, with two groups comprising of four teams playing in a single round-robin format, following which the top two teams from each group will advance to the semi finals stage. The bottom four teams will also compete in the position play-off matches.
All matches will be played across four venues in Guernsey, with each match-day to feature four games, including the knock-out stages and the play-off’s. The U19 qualifiers are not part of ICC’s live-streaming arrangements with IMG Media, however a videographer will be contracted to produce highlights, match clips and other editorial content for the tournament. All the teams will be accommodated at the St Pierre Park hotel in Guernsey during the entire duration of the tournament..
The Isle of Man will be part group one along with teams from Sweden, Denmark and Norway, while the second group will consist of teams from France, Italy and Germany alongside the host’s Guernsey.
U17 Squad 2021/2022
The Isle of Man U17 squad for 2021/2022 is as follows:
Jacob Butler Fraser Clarke Ned Crellin JJ Griffin Theo Helfrich Joe Humphrey Josh Kewley Dollin Jansen Josh Maurel Toby Poole-Wilson David Sargent Henry Telford (wk) Luke Ward Christian Webster (wk) Nathan Williams Matthew Young
The U17 squad will train once a week before Christmas and twice a week after Christmas. The squad will continue to train over the summer alongside a number of Super 2s fixtures in preparation for the U19 World Cup qualifiers.
U17 Squad 2020/2021
The U17 squad for 2020/2021 is as follows:
Sam Barnett Jacob Butler Fraser Clarke Spencer Clarke Josh Clough Jenson Eve Carl Hartmann Aaron Hempsall Toby Poole-Wilson Ziv Rosenthal Luke Ward Matthew Young
U17 Guernsey Festival
The U17s started their Guernsey festival with two T20s at King George Playing Fields. In the first T20 Guernsey batted first and made 149-6 with Jacob Butler 2-23 and Fraser Clarke 2-24 the pick of the bowlers. In reply Carl Hartmann top scored with 45 off 33 balls and Fraser Clark made 17 to take it close but the u17s finished with a narrow 7 run loss.
In the second T20, Guernsey batted first and made 147 for 6. Dollin Jansen (2-26) and Jacob Butler bowled excellently at the death to restrict Guernsey and the other wicket takers were Olly Wait with two and Spencer Clarke one. In reply Josh Clough hit 35 and Dollin Jansen 22 with Guernsey winning by 28 runs.
Unfortunately the U17s were unable to play their fifty over match due to a waterlogged pitch at College Fields. A learning curve for the U17s allowing them to see what is expected at this level.
Thanks to Guernsey Sport Photography for the excellent photographs.
U19 World Cup Qualifiers Postponed
It is with regret that the ICC, in agreement and with the support of hosts Denmark, have collectively been forced to make the unfortunate decision to postpone the ICC Men’s U19 CWC Europe Division 2 event due to be held in July 2020, as a result of the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. International borders remain closed across a number of competing countries, including in Denmark, and there remains a high level of uncertainty as to when competitive international cricket can be played safely. Furthermore, local operating restrictions imposed by the Danish government would have prevented the event from running in a feasible manner. The intention is to reschedule the event for sometime between April and June in 2021 to allow the event to feed in to the Europe Division 1 event which will likely take place in July 2021. Denmark at this point remain as hosts.. This will also require consultation with each of the countries involved over the coming months to find a suitable timeframe that avoids any clashes with school exams. Amendments to age restrictions have been made to allow those players who are currently U17 to still be eligible in 2021.
IOMCA U17 Squad 2019-2020
The Isle of Man U17 squad for 2019-2020 is as follows -
Sam Barnett Jacob Butler Fraser Clarke Josh Clough Spencer Clarke Alex Deering Kieran Halsall Carl Hartmann Dollin Jansen Ben Johnston Josh Sinclair Oliver Wait Edward Walker Luke Ward
These players will be training hard for selection for the U19 World Cup qualifiers in 2020.
IOMCA U17 Squad 2018-2019
The Isle of Man U17 squad for 2018-19 was as follows -
Sam Barnett Charlie Beard Ben Bloch Josh Clough Spencer Clarke Izzy Dunn Kieran Halsall Carl Hartmann Corbin Liebenberg Stuart Mellors Josh Mills Olly Wait Ed Walker
Under 17/19 World Cup Pathway Potential Highlighted by the ICC
Isle of Man targets 2022 U19 World Cup in West Indies
After its recent entry into the Senior World Cup qualifiers, the IOMCA will be targeting the 2022 World Cup qualifiers this time at U19 level. With the current national team having an average age of 21, the next stage in the IOMCA's development would be to challenge themselves in the U19 Europe qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup. The expanded qualification process is now available to all affiliate nations. Qualification will take place in 2020 in the Europe qualifiers against the likes of Belgium, Guernsey, Denmark, Spain and Sweden. ICC Head of Events, Chris Tetley: “The ICC U19 World Cup showcases the best of the next generation, with many top-class cricketers around the world having featured at the event.” Players who have graduated from the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup include Alastair Cook, Eoin Morgan, AB de Villiers and Chris Gayle. This is a huge incentive for all young players playing on the Isle of Man to keep developing their games and, potentially, play against the world’s best young players in the future. Cricket Development Officer and High Performance Coach, Greig Wright stated: "This is a huge opportunity for the island squads and will assist not only with these age groups but also in preparing for senior level competitions. The ICC approached me and indicated this was something we should be looking to enter. It really shows the development of cricket on the island and that the hard work by the players is starting to pay off"