MORE than 40 Dumbleton juniors were recognised by their counties in various ways.

Under 17s players Dan Holland and Ed Bragg have been offered contracts with the full Worcestershire academy.

Both have played for the County through the younger age groups and now turn out for Dumbleton firsts.

Robbie Hardwick (U17) and Myles Holland (U15) have been given places on the sub-academy.

Three players were singled out for awards by Gloucestershire at their annual presentation at the Brightside Ground, Bristol.

Ethan Corbett picked up the under 12s performance of the year award for a devastating spell of fast bowling against Hampshire when he took 5-17.

Tommy Boorman was player of the year for Gloucestershire under 13s, scoring 613 runs at an average of 87.

Will Gilderson was player of the year for the under 14s after being leading wicket-taker with 25.

Forty-one Dumbleton juniors have been selected for Gloucestershire county, district and development squads for the winter.

The club is well represented from under 10s to 15s including 11 girls.

Dumbleton junior manager Pete Boorman said: "It’s been brilliant to see these young cricketers develop and very rewarding to see them recognised in this way by their counties.

"It takes hard work as well as talent to reach these levels so they can all be very proud of their achievements."