Cricket Steering Group Chairman Paul Pridgeon is delighted to see Jack Haynes continue Worcestershire CCC’s proud tradition of having Academy players selected for England Under-19s ICC World Cup duty.
Haynes has been included in his country’s squad for the 2020 tournament in South Africa during January and February following the Tri Series in the Caribbean against West Indies and Sri Lanka.
The 18-year-old follows on from Ed Barnard and Joe Clarke (2014) and Dillon Pennington and Adam Finch (2018) with all four going onto play first team cricket at Blackfinch New Road.
Former Malvern College pupil Haynes has already achieved that breakthrough via four County Championship matches at the end of last summer plus the tour match against Australia.
Pridgeon said: “Absolutely delighted. It is great news for everyone at Worcestershire CCC to see another player get selected for an Under-19 World Cup.
“It can only be good for his development and is terrific for our Academy to have someone else come through the system and achieve that accolade.
“They played on some difficult surfaces in the recent Tri-Series in the Caribbean but Jack did okay and it is good that he is now he is going to be playing good competitive cricket for when the new season gets underway.
“His dad (Gavin) will be very proud of Jack’s selection and was a fine player in his own right for Worcestershire.”