Worcestershire Under-17s will launch their Specsavers Under-17 County Championship campaign on Monday against Hampshire Under-17s at Stourbridge.

The Under-17s will play four three-day fixtures in the next month in a break from the normal one-day fixtures.

Last summer they drew all four matches in the competition and the opening match will bring back happy memories for Callum Lea who is again part of the squad.

He scored a double century at Basingstoke last summer in a game where Mahaaz Ahmed also reached three figures.

Another major contribution with the bat was Jujhar Johal’s 159 against Devon at Stourport to help Worcestershire save the game.

The Under-17s warmed up for the opening fixture by having the better of a two-day drawn clash with Warwickshire Under-17s at Barnt Green.

Bilal Hussain, Dan Holland and Ed Bragg all scored half centuries and George and Henry Marshall returned impressive figures after sharing the new ball.

Academy Coach Elliot Wilson has named a 12 strong squad to face Hampshire with Zain Ul-Hassan skippering the side.

WORCESTERSHIRE UNDER-17S FROM:

PETE CLARK

BILAL HUSSAIN

CALLUM LEA

XAVIE CLARKE

ZAIN UL-HASSAN ©

DAN HOLLAND

ED BRAGG

RIECKO PARKER-COLE

SAM FLAVELL (w)

GEORGE MARSHALL

HENRY MARSHALL

JOSH BAKER

SPECSAVERS UNDER-17 COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP

FIXTURES

July 9,10,11 – Hampshire (Stourbridge)

July 16, 17, 18 – Somerset (Bath)

July 30, 31, August 1 – Gloucestershire (Stourport)

August 7, 8, 9 – Devon (Sandford)