A WORCESTERSHIRE academy pathway programme quartet have been picked for the English Schools' Cricket Association Under 15s Bunbury Festival for the fourth year running.

Josh Baker, Rehan Edavaleth, Henry Cullen and Joe Miszkowski are in the Midlands squad for the 32nd festival at Millfield School from August 6.

It is more success for Worcestershire academy coach Elliot Wilson and his colleagues to equal the achievements of 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Three years ago Jack Haynes, Musharraf Shazad, Ewan Wilcox and Ryan Wheldon were called up.

Twelve months later it was Haynes for a second time as captain along with Zain Hassan, Matt Davies and Xavier Clarke.

Then in 2017 Dan Holland, Alex Hinkley, Pete Clark and Lewis Evans were selected.

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

Wilson said of the players: “Josh, who is from Astwood Bank CC and attends Malvern College, is a left-arm spinner.

“Rehan is actually an under 14s player, also attends Malvern College, plays for Barnards Green and joined our programme two years ago, having previously been with Staffordshire. He is an opening batsman and an off-spinner.

“Henry is a keeper and Joe is one of our under 15 batters who has been such a good performer all summer and performed his way into the squad.

“He attends Bromsgrove School, plays for Kidderminster and is a top-order right-handed batter.

“It is a credit to what we are trying to do here, to have that sort of recognition, but it is still so early in the development of these lads.

“We’ve had groups of four go to Bunburys in the past and maybe only one or two have gone on to make the academy.

“But it is a great experience for the four lads and great for the four clubs they play for to get this recognition.”