Keen sportsman from a top college are hoping to get on over on their Aussie counterparts.
The Myerscough College Cricket Academy team is preparing to do battle in their own Ashes ahead of the real thing next month.
The Myerscough team will play two one day games against Melbourne Grammar School, in an international tournament being staged in the Channel Islands.
It’s all part of a series of events going on at Elizabeth College, in Guernsey, who are celebrating their 450th anniversary this year.
Myerscough College will partake in a quadrangular, round robin, one day competition, with the tournament finishing with a grand Twenty20 day at the end of the week.
The touring party fly out on Sunday with games being played between Monday and Thursday.
Andy Fletcher, course leader, said: “We’re really looking forward to the trip and it should be a great experience for the players and coaches taking part.
“We’d like to thank Neil Pullen at Kookaburra, for supplying the tour shirts and trousers; Carol Dryden at Sew Stunning for embroidering the college badge onto the tour shirts and trousers; Andy King at Gentleman and for providing the tour caps; and Morag Thomson, Paul Fletcher, and Julia Pye for their generous sponsorship of the tour.’’
Chris Pinkett, head of sport at Myerscough added: “The College has had excellent success to date with our cricket teams and a number of our past students are now professional cricketers at County level.
“It is fantastic that we have the opportunity to compete in this prestigious tournament and play challenging fixtures from teams from around the world and I’m sure the students will gain great experiences and develop further skills throughout the week.”