College cricket side get ready for their own version of Ashes

Myerscough College Cricket Academy
Myerscough College Cricket Academy

The Myerscough College Cricket Academy are hoping to get one over on their Aussie counterparts as they prepare to do battle in their own Ashes ahead of the real thing next month.

The college team will play two one-day games against Melbourne Grammar School, in an international tournament being staged in the Channel Islands.

It’s part of the 450th anniversary celebrations of Elizabeth College, in Guernsey.

Myerscough College will partake in a quadrangular, round robin, one-day competition, with the tournament finishing with a Twenty 20 day at the end of the week.

The touring party fly out this Sunday, June 30, with games being played between July 1 and 4.

Andy Fletcher, course leader of the college’s foundation degree in cricket coaching and also a coach and player at Lancaster Cricket Club said: “We’re really looking forward to the trip and it should be a great experience for the players and coaches taking part.”

Players making the trip include Craig Buchanan, 17, from Lancaster, who plays for Westgate CC, Dylan Conroy, 18, from Morecambe, who plays for Westgate CC, Jamie Cassidy, 16, from Morecambe, who plays for Heysham CC and Lancaster CC’s Matthew White, 19.