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MCC players in performance squad Published: 29 September 2011

MCC graduates including Alex Hales and Toby Roland-Jones will spend time on England Performance Programmes this winter.

Hales, a former MCC Young Cricketer, is already scheduled to tour India with the full squad for the one off Twenty20 international in October, after making his England debut this summer.

He will also now spend three weeks on a training programme in Loughborough in November, before heading to India for a training camp.

Full squads

The squad is made up of promising young players, many of whom have been involved with the England Lions team in recent years.

Several, including Jos Buttler, James Taylor, Scott Borthwick, Jonathan Bairstow, Chris Woakes, Ajmal Shahzad and Ireland international Boyd Rankin, are capped at full ODI level.

Recent players to have passed through the scheme include Jade Dernbach, Steven Finn and Craig Kieswetter, who are all established England internationals.

Potential

In addition to the main performance squad, a further 13 players have been included in a Potential England Performance Programme.

Of these Jigar Naik of Leicestershire and Middlesex’s Toby Roland-Jones also attended one of the six MCC Universities (opens in a new window).

Naik, an off-spinner who studied at Loughborough, had a breakthrough summer in first class cricket, helping Leicestershire to the Twenty20 Cup trophy.

Seamer Roland-Jones, a former Leeds/Bradford MCCU cricketer, played a significant role as Middlesex stormed to the LV County Championship division two title.

Both will attend a training camp at Loughborough before jetting off to Sri Lanka for a three week trip.

Naik, 27, will then attend a seven-week match play element, also in Sri Lanka, while 22-year-old Roland-Jones will attend a fast bowling camp in India.
England Performance Squad
Name County
Jonathan Bairstow
 Yorkshire
 
Scott Borthwick
 Durham
 
Danny Briggs
 Hampshire
 
Nathan Buck
 Leicestershire
 
Jos Buttler
 Somerset
 
Alex Hales
 Nottinghamshire
 
James Harris
 Glamorgan
 
Simon Kerrigan
 Lancashire
 
Tom Maynard
 Surrey
 
Stuart Meaker
 Surrey
 
Boyd Rankin
 Warwickshire
 
Joe Root
 Yorkshire
 
Jason Roy
 Surrey
 
Ajmal Shahzad
 Yorkshire
 
James Taylor
 Leicestershire
 
James Vince
 Hampshire
 
Chris Woakes
 Warwickshire
 

Potential England Performance Squad
Name County
Moeen Ali
 Worcestershire
 
Moin Ashraf
 Yorkshire
 
Karl Brown
 Lancashire
 
Varun Chopra
 Warwickshire
 
Matthew Coles
 Kent
 
Matthew Dunn
 Surrey
 
Tymel Mills
 Essex
 
Jigar Naik
 Leicestershire
 
Stephen Parry
 Lancashire
 
Toby Roland-Jones
 Middlesex
 
Alex Wakely
 Northamptonshire
 
Luke Wells
 Sussex
 
Adam Wheater
 Essex
 


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