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A MCCU chance to sign

A MCCU chance to sign

The best of the non-contracted players from the six-MCC Universities were given a chance to showcase their skills in front of county coaches at a specially arranged net session in the MCC Academy.

It’s brilliant to be here

Seven coaches from first-class counties including Hampshire, Sussex and Middlesex were invited along for the afternoon and exposed to some of the talent emerging through the MCCU system.

Hampshire Team Manager Giles White admitted to Lord's TV that he has his eye on a couple of players, adding that MCC's organisation of the day was beneficial in allowing coaches to see all the non-contracted players in one area together.

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The nets were organised by MCC Head Coach Clive Radley, who is assembling a squad for the combined MCC University side which departs for a pre-season tour of the United Arab Emirates in March.

MCCU Combined XI will play nine three-day games in the second half of this summer, in the ECB 2nd XI Championship.

In total 37 students attended trying to catch the eye of the county coaches and be selected for the combined University team, one of which was Leeds/Bradford MCCU spin bowler Alex MacQueen.

Speaking to Lord’s TV, the 20-year-old said: "It’s brilliant to be here. This is my first time netting indoors here. The facilities are really good and it’s just been great fun, a great day."

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