North Midlands have named four newcomers in their side for their second match in this season’s County Championship Bill Beaumont Cup Second Division against Devon at Brixham on Saturday May 16 (3pm).
The newcomers include 17-year-old flanker Myles Edwards who steps up from the North Midlands Under-18 squad to full county honours.
The other new faces are all in the backs with Birmingham & Solihull centre Liam Marshall joining Luctonians pair Joe Doyle and Frank Kelly in a rejigged squad.
North Midlands were beaten 60-17 by Surrey in their opening match at Stourbridge last week and need to beat Devon to have any hope of winning promotion back to the top flight of the competition.
North Midlands squad
15.Joe Doyle (Luctonians); 14 Alex Smith (Luctonians), 13 Liam Marshall (Birmingham & Solihull), 12 Tom Millen (Bromsgrove), 11 Frank Kelly (Luctonians); 10 Tom Jones (Luctonians), 9 Jacob Nash (Stourbridge); 1 Bobby Green (Bromsgrove), 2 Dale Garner(Stourbridge), 3 Mark George (Stourbridge), 4 Chris Goddard Birmingham & Solihull – captain), 5 Steve Smith (Bournville), 6 Myles Edwards (Worcester), 7 Sam Montieri (Bromsgrove), 8 Phil Horton (Bromsgrove).
Replacements: Steff Thorpe (Birmingham & Solihull), Gino Belmonte (Bromsgrove), Nick Murphy (Stourbridge), Chris Morgan (Bromsgrove), Jordan Street (Luctonians), Sam Boxhall (Luctonians), Steve Leach (Birmingham & Solihull).