Staffs' Kieron off to Aus with England

Staffordshire and Wedgwood spinner gets England call-up

Staffordshire Ability left-arm spinner, Kieron McKinney, has his bags packed and is ready to make his way to Heathrow before flying out to Brisbane to represent England against Australia in an eight-game series.

Kieron, who plays his club cricket with Wedgwood CC, has caught the eye of the selectors after working hard on his game and training with the Lions squad over the last couple of years and will fly out to Australia's Gold Coast on Saturday 28th September for the three ODI and five T20 match series.

"I'm over the moon with being picked for England. I played few games in a Lions tournament in Holland last year but to go to Australia to play cricket for my country is very special" said the 36-year old following his selection. "Thanks to everyone who has supported me with my cricket - I am so proud!"

Steve Lightfoot, who manages the Staffordshire Ability team alongside Rachel Ford, said "Kieron has worked incredibly hard at his game over the last couple of years not only on his bowling, but his batting and fielding skills to force his way into the England LD squad going to Australia. He has now realised his dream."

The squad will have a few days to acclimatise in Brisbane before training commences on 3rd October. The three One Day Internationals will take place at Dauth Park, Beenleigh followed by five T20s at South Brisbane DCC and Allan Border Field which will be part of the INAS Global Games 2019. 

Kieron has been kindly sponsored by Fearnley Cricket, official clothing partner of Staffordshire Cricket, and is pictured collecting his equipment form the county board office in Stafford earlier this week.

We wish Kieron and the rest of the England LD squad every success and enjoyment for their trip down under and we look forward to reading his tour journal when he returns.

 

Full itinerary below. 

Activity

Time/Duration

Tues 1 Oct

Rest day

 

Wed 2 Oct

Rest day

 

Thurs 3 Oct

Training option - Outfield practice

 1pm – 5pm

Fri 4 Oct

Friendly match

10am – 5pm

Sat 5 Oct

Training - Turf Oval & net facilities

1pm - 5pm

Sun 6 Oct

Training

10am - 5pm

Mon 7 Oct

Rest Day

 

Match Schedule and Venues

 

Tuesday, 8 October 2019

ODI

 

Australia

v

England

Dauth Park - Beenleigh

Wednesday, 9 October 2019

REST DAY

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, 10 October 2019

ODI

 

Australia

v

England

Dauth Park - Beenleigh

Friday, 11 October 2019

ODI

 

Australia

v

England

Dauth Park - Beenleigh

Saturday, 12 October 2019

GLOBAL GAMES OPENING

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, 13 October 2019

T20

 

Australia

v

England

South Brisbane DCC - Fairfeild

Monday, 14 October 2019

T20

 

Australia

v

England

South Brisbane DCC - Fairfeild

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

REST DAY

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

T20

 

Australia

v

England

Allan Border Field - Albion

Thursday, 17 October 2019

T20

 

Australia

v

England

Allan Border Field - Albion

Friday, 18 October 2019

T20

 

Australia

v

England

Allan Border Field - Albion

Saturday, 19 October 2019

GLOBAL GAMES CLOSING

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted on Wednesday 25th September 2019, in Latest News