Worcestershire's new Academy intake for the 2014-2015 campaign has been new announced by the Academy's new coach Elliot Wilson.

Fifteen youngsters from the age of 15 will officially link up with the county from November 1.

They will be looking to emulate the success of their predecessors under Academy director Damian D'Oliveira who sadly passed away in late June.

Of the 11 players who have signed new contracts since the beginning of August, 10 of them had graduated from the Academy.

The signs are encouraging with five of the intake selected for the Under-17 'super fours' regional side which is part of the ongoing selection process for the England Development Programme (EDP) run from Under-16s to Under-19s.

The successful quintet are Freddie Wynn, Ollie Westbury, Ben Twohig, Nick Hammond and Josh Dell.

Westbury's performances in the 'super fours' – held at the Cricket Performance Centre at Loughborough – led to him being selected in the England Development Programme Invitational X1.

That consists of players that currently are not part of the EDP and Westbury, who goes to Shrewsbury School and plays for Himley, was chosen to play against England Under-19s and Pakistan Under-17s.

In addition another Academy intake member Josh Haynes was selected to captain the Bunbury Midlands side.

Wilson said: "It meand there are six players there from the Academy involved in regional cricket at 15s and 17s which was a tribute to the hard work they, the coaches and the support staff have put in."

Leg spinner Twohig has already appeared for the Second Eleven and Wilson said: "He has had an outstanding summer (in second team cricket). He's not looked out of his depth and done himself proud."

The full list of 2014-15 Academy players is:

1. LIAM SMITH

2. FREDDIE WYNN

3. MIKESH PATEL

4. OLLIE WESTBURY

5. GEORGE SCRIMSHAW

6. DAN LLOYD

7. AADIL RASHID

8. ZEN MALIK

9. BEN TWOHIG

10. JOSH DELL

11. NICK HAMMOND

12. JOSH TONGUE

13. JOSH HAYNES

14. GEORGE AMPHLETT

15. JACK CHARTERS

*Elliot Wilson will be explaining the workings of the Academy in a website interview to be published shortly.