Four Worcestershire CCC Academy pathway programme players will link up with the Midlands squad tomorrow for the 32nd English Schools Cricket Association Under-15s Bunburys Festival at Millfield School.

Josh Baker, Rehan Edavaleth, Henry Cullen and Joe Miszkowski face the exciting prospect of playing a potential five 50 overs or T20 games in the space of five days.

They will do battle against London-East, North and South-West from Monday until Friday.

It is the third year in a row that four Worcestershire CCC players have been chosen for this prestigious tournament.

Of the current quartet, Cullen is a full member of the Academy and the other three are part of the Worcestershire pathway.

The Bunbury Festival showcases 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.

Worcestershire Academy Coach Elliot Wilson said: “It is uncanny really the amount of players who have been to Bunburys and gone onto play for England.

“We will see if any of these guys do eventually, and I hope they do, but the four of them are going to have a wonderful experience.

“They will come back enthused and energised and hopefully full of passion for the next 12 months and years beyond.”

The 2018 Bunbury schedule is:

MONDAY

50 OVER GAMES

London-East v North

Midlands-South-West

TUESDAY

50 OVER GAMES

London-East v Midlands

South-West v North

WEDNESDAY

20 OVER GAMES

South-West v North

Midlands v London-East

THURSDAY

50 OVER GAMES

London v South-West

Midlands v North

FRIDAY

T20 FINAL TBC V TBC

T20 PLATE TBC V TBC