Thursday, September 14th, 2023


Two of Worcestershire’s home grown products made a big impression with bat and ball respectively when playing in this summer’s Birmingham and District Premier League which ended last weekend.

Current Academy captain Joe Stanley ended with 25 league wickets playing for Wolverhampton and batter Rehaan Edavalath amassed 611 league runs.

Spinner Stanley’s most productive performance came against Berkswell when he returned figures of 5-59.

He skippered the Academy to the ECB Under-18 County Championship Group Two title for the second year running.

Stanley also returned 9-83 when playing National Counties cricket for Shropshire against Wiltshire.

Edavalath, part of the Academy intake for four years, struck two hundreds and three fifties for Barnards Green in the BDPCL with a top score of 138 not out versus Kidderminster.

This week he hit a career best for Worcestershire Seconds of 169 not out in the Championship win over Somerset at Taunton Vale.

Edavalath made his first team debut in the LV=Insurance County Championship fixture with Derbyshire at New Road.

Worcestershire opener, Taylor Cornall, finished as the BDPCL’s highest scorer with 978 runs at an average of 69.86.

In 17 innings, Cornall scored three centuries and six fifties with a best performance of 186 not out against Knowle and Dorridge.