Strong Middlesex presence in England Development Programme Super 4’s competition

Middlesex will have five representatives in the London and East side at the annual England Development Programme Super 4’s competition being held this week at the National Cricket Performance Centre at Loughborough University, following in the footsteps of Middlesex’s Max Holden, Robbie White and Martin Andersson, who have all represented the side in this competition in previous years.

Middlesex are represented by Andrew Thomas, Jack Bruce, Alfie Duke, Rahul Wijeratne and Ethan Bamber, who will all play in a London and East side comprising young players from the counties of Surrey, Sussex, Kent, Essex and Middlesex, who will go head to head over the week ahead against sides from the North, the Midlands and the South & West regions.

This is the fourth year of the annual Under 17’s EDP Super 4’s tournament which aims to provide an opportunity for players with the highest potential to showcase their skills whilst competing with and against other high potential players in an environment that will accelerate their technical and tactical development.

Middlesex CCC’s Academy Director, Alan Coleman, commented…

“The Super 4's will give our boys a great opportunity to test their skills against the other highest potential players in the country of their age.

“Many of our members will have seen the boys play in youth cricket and 2nd team games, and we hope that they can follow in the footsteps of Max, Robbie and Martin who all played in this competition before signing professionally with the club.

“I'm delighted that the work of the club and our Academy has been recognised with the inclusion of 5 players in the thirteen-man London and East squad.

“Each place is richly deserved by the boys, and their dedication and commitment, along with the support they receive from their parents, clubs and schools, really is second to none.”

London & East Super 4’s Fixtures…

Tuesday 23rd August: London & East versus North

Wednesday 24th August: South & West versus London & East

Friday 26th August: London & East versus Midlands

Saturday 27th August: Final and Third/Fourth Place Play-Off games (teams TBC)