The Isle of Man U17 squad for 2018-19 is 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 target 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 IOMCAs development would be to challenge themselves in the U19 Europe qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup. With the expanded qualification process 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 in the future play against the world’s best young players. 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. When 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 the hard work by the players is starting to pay off"