THE 2016-17 BARLA County Tri-Series at Open Age and Under 19s gets underway on Sunday (13 November) when Yorkshire entertain Cumbria in a double-header at Sandal RUFC, Wakefield.
Yorkshire’s Youth squad, coached by Richard Hunter (Birstall Victoria), Phil Thackeray (Whinmoor) and Jason Lee (Bradford Dudley Hill), has been named as George Woodcock (Thornhill Trojans), Paul Foulstone, Reece Borbely, George Senior (all Dewsbury Celtic), Elliot Culling (Wibsey Warriors), Jordan Taylor (Kinsley Raiders), Tom Forrest, Matthew Stephenson (Stanningley), John Bownass, Jacob Crosswell (Dewsbury Moor), Harry Shelly, Dalton Halford (Eastmoor Dragons), Ethan Hallis (Drighlington), Connor Iddon (York Acorn), Logan Pitts (Queens), Luke Shaw (Hull Wyke), Steven Clarke, Brad Gotts (Skirlaugh), Brandon Dyson, Jacob Fozzard (Birstall Victoria), Morgan Punchard (Fryston Warriors), and Joe Halloran (Shaw Cross Sharks).
The Tykes have not yet confirmed their Open Age squad.
Cumbria’s Under 19s are: Jordan O’Leary, Kieran Mewes, Ellis Mewes, Jack Nixon Earl, Grant Reid, Billy Southward (all Seaton Rangers), Patrick Bennett (Egremont Rangers), Rhys Burr (Ellenborough Rangers), Gary Armstrong (Aspatria), Dean Rooney, Owen McCartney, Curtis Tear, Rhys Pritchard, Lewis Pritchard, Mark Miller, Conner Molyneux (all Wath Brow Hornets), Bailey Morton (Kells), Tom Askew (Askam).
The Cumbrian Open Age squad is: Mark Irwin (Aspatria), Russ Bolton, Tom Wilkinson (Askam), Sam Jones, Jack Sunderland (Barrow Island), Phil Lister, Clayton Sutton, Bryan Ritchie, Liam McNicholas (Distington), Leon Crellin, Matthew Bewsher, Matthew Henson, James McDonald (Egremont Rangers), Daniel Fryer, Chris Tomlinson, Gary Tierney (Glasson Rangers), Ethan Kelly, Marcus O’Brien (Millom), Jordan Staffieri (Walney Central), James Devine, Luke Davidson (Wath Brow Hornets), Liam Wood (Seaton Rangers), Adam Batty (Roose Pioneers), Liam Saunders (Ulverston).
Lancashire, meanwhile, will meet the losers of the Open Age game at the next stage of the Series, on a date yet to be confirmed; Cumbria, if they lose at Sandal, will have home advantage while Yorkshire would have to travel.
Lancashire’s Open Age squad, coached by Leigh East’s Paul Wingfield, is: Deon Cross, Scott Davidson (both Blackbrook), Chris Scarborough (Hindley), Dean Balmer, Josh Swift, Sam Grainey (Leigh East), Jimmy Muir (Leigh Miners Rangers), Aidan Gleeson, Callum Ogden, Seta Tala (Rochdale Mayfield), Adam Jeffrey, Ben Whitehead (Saddleworth Rangers), Adam Prendergast, Jack Jones, Michael Ledger, Sean Leicester (Thatto Heath Crusaders), Darrion Ball, Gavin Rodden, Nathan Bevan (Wigan St Jude’s), Jamie Bristoe, Jonathan Brown, Liam Gannon (Wigan St Patrick’s).
Lancashire Under 19s, coached by Leigh Miners Rangers’ Allan Coleman, is: Karl Hunt, Alex Burke, Shaun Costello (all Clock Face), Tom Brown (Crosfields), Harry Warburton (Folly Lane), Peter Valentine, Josh Thornton (Ince Rose Bridge), Ryan Gray (Leigh East), Will Ashworth, Joe Digby, Jordan Hellam, Todd Fenlon, Rob Crompton (Leigh Miners Rangers), Ryan Dalton (Oldham St Anne’s), Sam Lewis, Jack McHugh (Orrell St James), Josh Oakes (Portico), Lee Registe (Rochdale Mayfield), Dante Morley Samuels, Leon Harber (Wigan St Jude’s), Jack Sharratt, Jake McLaughlin, Connor Taylor (Wigan St Patrick’s).