WORCESTERSHIRE'S Alex Hinkley and Peter Clark have been called up for the Midlands-North in the Best Of Bunburys matches against South and West-London and East.

Batsman Hinkley and all-rounder Clark impressed for the Midlands in the Bunbury Festival at Stowe School.

County trio Jack Haynes, Matt Davis and Xavier Clarke were chosen 12 months ago.

The format at the National Performance Centre, Loughborough, has changed from a three-day game to two 50-over matches on August 27 and 29 and two T20 matches on August 28.

Hinkley is part of the County’s under 15 age group and EDP programme while Clark is in the club's satellite Shropshire academy.

Worcestershire academy coach Elliot Wilson said: “Everyone is excited about these two young cricketers.

“They both did very well a couple of weeks ago and quite rightly justify their inclusion for the Best Of Bunburys matches.

“Alex is a top-order batter. He is a Herefordshire lad and plays for Brockhampton in their first team in the Birmingham League and attends Bromsgrove School.

“He has done really well. His performances have been very good this summer. He has scored a quantity of runs and rightly deserves his opportunity to play.

“Peter is an all-round left-arm spinner-batter. He has the ability to bat in the top four and in the last three weeks has been the main spinner in our under 17 side.

“He is doing very well. He is a talented young man, a Shrewsbury schoolboy and worked with Paul Pridgeon on the satellite academy and is a strong candidate to join the full academy this winter. He will be on the shortlist.”

Meanwhile, Worcestershire under 17s had to be content with another weather-hit draw after rain washed out the final day of their ECB County Championship clash with Somerset.

Somerset were due to resume on 218-5 at Stourbridge in reply to Worcestershire’s first-innings total of 295.

All four of the County's Championship games in 2017 ended with honours even.

But Wilson said: “We’ve played a couple of periods of really impressive cricket.”