Sunday, July 16th, 2017

Worcs Ccc Quartet Gearing Up For 2017 Bunbury Festival

Worcs Ccc Quartet Gearing Up For 2017 Bunbury Festival

Worcestershire CCC quartet Dan Holland, Alex Hinkley, Pete Clark and Lewis Evans will be in action for the Midlands this coming week in the 31st English Schools Cricket Association Under-15s Bunbury Cricket Festival at Stowe School (from July 17-21).

Holland and Hinkley are part of Worcestershire CCC's Under-15 age group programme and EDP programme.

Clark and Evans are part of the County's satellite Shropshire academy which is run by former County paceman Paul Pridgeon.

The Bunbury Festival will showcase the skills of 56 of the most talented England Under-15 players in the country.

David English's annual Bunbury Festival has helped discover and nurture many talented cricketers.

More than 300 Bunburys have gone onto play first class cricket – and over 60 have represented England with the latest being Haseeb Hameed.

Worcestershire Director Of Cricket Steve Rhodes said: "Delighted that the youngsters are still coming through. We've now taken over the pathway of the age groups and that is only going to be a good thing.

"Elliot Wilson, Andy Sutton and Ryan D'Oliveira have done a great job with that pathway in producing players – but also the amount of work gone into the academy and the development of excellence squad where a lot of these guys have come from."

The County have equalled the achievement of 2015 and 2016 in having a quartet of players chosen.

In 2015, Jack Haynes, Musharraf Shazad, Ewan Wilcox and Ryan Wheldon were called up and then 12 months ago it was Haynes for a second time – as captain – Zain Hassan, Matt Davies and Xavier Clarke, the brother of Joe.