BURLEY’S Harry Brook and Kyme Tahirkheli have been selected to play for the North of England in this year’s Bunbury Festival at Oakham School.
The event is now in its 28th year and already 62 players have graduated to represent England at Test match level Each of the Regions: North, South & West, Midlands and London & East will play each other in 50 over matches in the event which runs from Monday to Friday next week.
The ‘carrot’ for all the players, is the opportunity to be selected for the ECB under-16 Development Programme.
Both boys have been through extensive trials and training programmes that have included fitness and mental aspects of the game as well as batting ,bowling and fielding assessments Harry, now at Sedbergh School, has already scored 312 runs from ten innings for the school 1st XI, effectively an under-18s side as well as 495 runs in nine innings for the under-15s. His best score for them being 164 in which he hit six sixes in an over.
His performances helped the school to the national final where they were runners up.
Kyme , a recent signing for Burley from Manningham Mills, has gone down in the Bradford Grammar School record books as the youngest captain of the school first X1 as well as the youngest “capped” player for the school.
In two recent games for Yorkshire under-15s he has taken five for 68 with his wrist spin Both boys are currently in the Burley CC first team