Worcestershire’s Academy will again be competing in the Birmingham & District Premier League’s Graham Williamson Trophy this summer, and they will encounter names familiar to supporters in the first round.
In the first round on April 9, the Academy have been drawn away to Halesowen, which former Worcestershire batsman Alexei Kervezee captains.
Kervezee skippered Halesowen to promotion to Premier Division One last summer and played more than 200 first team games in a decade with Worcestershire, scoring more than 7,500 runs.
Current Worcestershire seam bowler, Charlie Morris, is again Halesowen’s professional in 2022, although his appearances will depend on county commitments.
Ex Worcestershire Academy allrounder Ed Bragg and batsman Alex Hinkley are also part of their squad.
Halesowen have strong links with Worcestershire and have hosted first class and second eleven matches, plus games during the 1986 ICC Men’s World Cup.
This will be the sixth year that Worcestershire have entered the 40 over competition.
It provides valuable early-season experience for the County’s promising crop of youngsters against some senior players.
If Worcestershire triumph, they will face West Bromwich Dartmouth or Barnt Green in the second round on April 17.