Friday, June 22nd, 2018

Academy Launch Tri-Series With T20 Double Header At Barnt Green

Worcestershire Academy launch their Tri-Series campaign against Leicestershire and Northamptonshire with a T20 day at Barnt Green on Sunday.

The County will also play against the same opponents in two 50 over and two three-day matches to determine an overall winner of the series.

It was a competition brought in last season and allows the Academy to play matches with a competitive edge as opposed to friendlies.

The opening game on Sunday between Worcestershire and Leicestershire will start at 10.30am followed by Leicestershire v Northamptonshire (1.30pm) and Worcestershire and Northamptonshire (4.40pm).

Academy Coach Elliot Wilson said: โ€œLast year for the first time we organised some competitive cricket where ourselves, Northamptonshire and Leicestershire played some games. It is good to be playing for something.โ€

Worcestershire will visit Leicestershire for a 50 over game at Uppingham on July 1 and play host to a three-day match at Bromsgrove from August 14-16.

They will then entertain Northamptonshire for a 50 over contest at Dumbleton on August 21 and travel to Desborough to face them in the three-dayer from August 28-30.

Wilson has named a 12 man squad and the Academy will choose from:

1 ROBBIE HARDWICK

2 HENRY CULLEN

3 JOSH BAKER

4 JUJHAR JOHAL

5 LIAM DORAN

6 RIECKO PARKER COLE

7 XAVIE CLARKE

8 MITCH STANLEY

9 PETE CLARK

10 JAMIE HAMMOND

11 RYAN WHELDON

12 ZAHID KAFLET