North Midlands Under-20s will field a new-look side when they open their Jason Leonard Under-20s County Championship campaign against Notts, Lincs & Derbyshire at Bournville’s Avery Fields ground on Sunday February 24 (2.15pm).
Only Connor Deignan, Harry Dawson, Rhys Harrhy and replacement Tim Daly have appeared for North Midlands in the competition before.
Jack West of Birmingham University, who was due to be one of the replacements, has dropped out of the squad with James Rutherford of Luctonians taking his place on the bench.
But the rest of the squad were involved in North Midlands’ preparations for this season’s championship which included a training match against Cheshire and an impressive victory over Warwickshire at Bournville last month.
North Midlands will travel to Daventry to play East Midlands in their final pool match on March 17.
NLD beat East Midlands 39-12 in their opening match last week.
North Midlands Under-20s
15 Rob Bengry (Luctonians); 14 Rob Lester (Luctonians), 13 Oscar Clayton (Birmingham University), 11 David Jesion (Bromsgrove); 10 Taighe Maxwell-Whitely (Birmingham University), 9 Rhys Harrhy (Bournville); 1 Connor Deignan (Luctonians), 2 Jamie White (Birmingham Moseley), 3 Luca Di Giovanni (Wolverhampton), 4 Callum Nicholls (Dudley Kingswinford), 5 Harry Dawson (Birmingham Moseley), 6 Kachi Udokporo (Birmingham University), 7 William Jester-Matthews (Worcester), 8 Owien Harriott-Davies (Luctonians).
Replacements: Henry Powell (Luctonians), Tim Daly (Stourbridge), James Rutherford (Luctonians), Nathan Gaiderman (Luctonians), William Blackmore (Luctonians), Saul Groves (Old Saltleians), Levi Hughes (Hereford).