KEEPING LORD'S WORLD CLASS
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MCC take on Ireland A in a 50-over clash at Lord's, with entry to the match free for all.
MCC are captained by former Middlesex and Somerset all-rounder Keith Dutch and feature a number of players with first-class experience.
Mark Chilton, James Benning and Kevin Dean are among those to have had county careers who will pit their skills at Lord's.
Ireland A meanwhile are skippered by 22-year-old James Shannon.
Shannon, who plays for the Ionians club in Ireland, spoke of his delight at leading his country's second string at the Home of Cricket.
He said: "It is a great honour and privilege to firstly be selected, and secondly captain such a strong side at the start of the 2012 season.
"It is a fantastic opportunity being part of the squad, and to be playing at Lords against MCC."