Lancashire youngsters selected to represent the North
Eight selected for Super 4s and Bunbury Festival
Eight Lancashire Cricket Academy and age-group players have been selected to represent the North in upcoming festivals at Loughborough.
George Bell, JJ Fielding, Rob Rankin and Praharsh Parikh have all been called up for the ECB Super 4s U17s North Squad.
The ECB Super 4s brings together the countries brightest young talent to play against one another, with fixtures between the North, London and East, Midlands, and the South West.
The matches, which run from 19 – 24 August, will be closely watched by a number of England’s lead coaches as well as Young Lions selectors and scouts, raising the stakes for the players involved.
Further down the age-groups, Lancashire’s Tom Aspinwall, Josh Boyden, Matthew Hurst and Harry Singh have all been selected for the Best of Bunbury Festival U15 North Squad and also for a one off fixture versus West Indies U15s.
The festival will bring together the most talented Under-15 schoolboy cricketers from England and Wales, to compete in 50-over and T20 matches – whilst also providing a platform to deliver education for players, parents and coaches.
The match against West Indies will take place on Friday 16 August with the festival taking place on the 25 and 26.
Academy Director Gary Yates, who will be involved in coaching the North side next week, said: “Both the Super 4s and the Bunbury Festival have been invaluable to cricket in gathering together the outstanding age-group players and exposing them to crucial best versus best competition.
“We are proud to have eight cricketers taking part across both festivals, testament to the hard work and commitment that they have all shown throughout the summer.
“In recent years, George Lavelle, George Balderson and Jack Morley have played in the festivals, with all three going on to earn professional contracts at Lancashire Cricket.”