A CRICKET player from Wallasey has been selected to represent Marylebone Cricket Club during its overseas touring programme. 

Jamie Crawley will be playing in the Spirit of Cricket Tournament as the Desert Springs Cricket ground in Almeria, Spain this week.

The men’s T20 tournament will bring together four European countries to participate – Austria, Germany, Italy and Spain, with Marylebone providing two squads and assisting with coaching sessions.

MCC Assistant Secretary for Cricket and Operations, Jamie Cox said: “Overseas touring is a vital part of the Club’s commitment to the growth of the global game, and we are thrilled to be able to restart our touring programme with this tournament in Spain.

“The quality of cricket will be of a high standard and bringing these nations together to face each other, and MCC, will be of great benefit to all involved.

“It also provides another opportunity for our Playing Members to represent the Club.”

The tournament will be split into two separate stages – with MCC, Germany and Italy playing each other between 13 and 15 November, before Austria and Spain arrive in Almería to play another MCC team between 17 and 19 November.

The two MCC squads are made up of players who represent the Club throughout the course of the year.

Chris Swallow and Thomas Rash are the captains of the respective sides, who will be managed by Yasir Arafat and Paul Davidge.

Marcus O’Riordan, of Kent, and Glamorgan’s Steven Reingold are among the players involved.

The fixtures for the tournament are as follows:

Saturday 13 November:

Italy v Germany, MCC v Germany

Sunday 14 November:

MCC v Italy, MCC v Germany

Monday 15 November:

Italy v Germany, Italy v MCC

Wednesday 17 November:

Austria v Spain, MCC v Austria

Thursday 18 November:

Spain v MCC, MCC v Austria

Friday 19 November:

Spain v Austria, Spain v MCC