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England Development Programme squad named

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) today announced the squad of players invited to take part in the England Development Programme (EDP) for 2014-2015. 

The 18-man EDP squad features players from across the Under-17 and Under-19 age groups, and represents the first intake of players to be overseen by ECB’s new Head of the England Development Programme, Andy Hurry.

Included are Lancashire batsman Haseeb Hameed and off-spinner Brad Taylor (Hampshire) – two of four players who starred in England Under-19s’ Royal London One Day International series whitewash against South Africa Under-19s this summer.  The majority (12) of the 18 players selected featured in the EDP Under-17 team that played against Pakistan Under-17s in August this year.

The 2014-2015 EDP squad will now take part in a series of short training camps at the National Cricket Performance Centre (NCPC) in Loughborough, before embarking on an overseas development camp to the subcontinent in December, and touring in Australia in March-April ahead of the start of the English season.

Lancashire batsman Haseeb Hameed, who starred in England Under-19s' whitewash of South Africa U19s this summer, is in the squad

England Development Programme Chairman of Selectors, David Graveney, said: “The composition of the 2014-2015 EDP squad represents a change in direction for the England Development Programme with the Under-19 and Under-17 age groups fully combined for the first time.  This move has created one smaller squad of players for Andy Hurry and the rest of the coaching staff at the NCPC to work with more closely, and simultaneously gives the county academies greater ownership in developing their young players moving forwards.

“We believe that we have selected an outstanding 18-man EDP squad, and I am especially excited by the wealth of young talent currently coming through the development pathway.  This group of players will now get the opportunity to take part in a training camp on the subcontinent before Christmas, followed by a challenging tour to Australia in March-April next year, providing two fantastic learning experiences of playing in contrasting conditions and environments.”  

England Development Programme 2014-2015 squad in full: 

Name

County

Mason Crane

Hampshire

Sam Curran

Surrey

Ryan Davies

Kent

Will Davis

Derbyshire

Aneurin Donald

Glamorgan

Matt Fisher

Yorkshire

Ben Green

Somerset

Haseeb Hameed

Lancashire

Max Holden

Middlesex

Mosun Hussain

Yorkshire

Saqib Mahmood

Lancashire

Tom Moores

Nottinghamshire

Matt Parkinson

Lancashire

Brad Taylor

Hampshire

Callum Taylor

Essex

Aaron Thomason

Warwickshire

Jared Warner

Yorkshire

Joe Weatherley

Hampshire

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EDP winter schedule 2014-2015: 

When

What

10 – 23 December 2014

Overseas training camp

23 March – 23 April 2015

Tour to Australia

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