Jamie Porter named in First-Class County Select XI squad


Jamie Porter has been selected to the First-Class County Select XI squad that will play New Zealand in a four-day match at The Cloud County Ground, Chelmsford from Thursday.

Ollie Robinson and Dom Sibley are also named in the team and are the two England capped players set to feature in a 12-man squad that will be overseen by ECB Elite Performance Pathway Coach, Richard Dawson.

Kent opening batter Ben Compton, who leads the run-scoring in Division One of the LV= Insurance County Championship this season with 878, has been rewarded with a place following his start to the summer.

The squad was selected from the pool of available players following consultation with the first-class counties.

Richard Dawson said: “We have selected a strong squad of players who are in form and who deserve the opportunity to test themselves against high-class international opposition.

“Matches like this provide a valuable opportunity to see how the selected players handle a step up from county ranks and I am looking forward to working alongside them.

“I would also like to thank the first-class counties for their collaborative approach during a busy period.”

County Select XI squad: Jack Blatherwick (Lancashire), Michael Burgess (Warwickshire), Ben Compton (Kent), Ben Gibbon (Worcestershire), Nick Gubbins (Hampshire), Tom Haines (Sussex), Lyndon James (Nottinghamshire), Ryan Patel (Surrey), Liam Patterson-White (Nottinghamshire), Jamie Porter (Essex), Ollie Robinson (Sussex), Dom Sibley (Warwickshire).

Members can apply for a free ticket to all four days of this match with public tickets also on sale now. Members must apply for a match ticket before the fixture and can do this by phone on 01245 254010 (Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm) or via their online account by simply logging in and adding a ticket to the basket.

Public tickets are priced at £15 Adults, £10 Students/Young Adults (18-24) and £5 Juniors (U18s). These can be purchased by phone, in person or online now via essexcricket.org.uk.