Sinel Gunarathne

KES Birmingham & Kidderminster CC

Sinel is a right handed batter who also bowls off spin and is a highly talented fielder. Sinel made his Second XI debut in 2022 and in his first year with Birmingham League outfit Kidderminster, he scored over 500 runs with two centuries.

Sinel suffered with a knee injury for most of the 2023 season which required surgery. He is back training and looking forward to making the most of 2024 in his final pathway season.

Isaac Mohammed

Ninestiles Academy & Hampton & Solihull CC

Isaac is a promising batting all-rounder who made his debut for the Second XI in the 2022 season at the tender age of just 14.

The left-handed batter was selected for the Midlands region for the Bunbury Festival in both the 2022 and 2023 seasons. The major highlight of the 2023 season for Isaac was a double-century (228) in the U18 ECB 3-day Championship vs Wales.

Tazeem Ali

Moseley School & Smethwick CC

Tazeem made his Second XI debut at the age of 14 in 2020, and has since made several senior Second XI appearances. In 2023, Tazeem made his List A debut for Warwickshire vs Derbyshire, taking the wicket of overseas player Haider Ali.

Tazeem was selected for the England U19 Young Lions programme in August 2023, and played in the ODI series vs Ireland and Australia. He has since been selected for a quadrangular series in India, playing the hosts, Bangladesh U19 and India A U19. This series is a pre-cursor to selection for the U19 World Cup to be held in Sri Lanka in January 2024.


George Maddy

Arnold Lodge School & Leamington CC

A talented left-handed batter and wicket-keeper, George made his debut in the 2022 season for the Second XI and went on to make his first team List A debut in the Royal London Cup. He also represented the Midlands region at the ECB Super Fours Festival in both 2022 and 2023.

George contributed particularly strongly to the Warwickshire U18’s ECB 50-over national cup success in 2023. His 80* in the semi-final vs Durham and 77 in the final vs Somerset were instrumental to both victories.

Yusuf Khalil

KES Birmingham & West Bromwich Dartmouth CC

Yusuf is a right-hand batter who made his Second XI debut in 2022, having been recruited onto the Academy midway through that season.

Yusuf made close to 1000 runs in all U18 cricket for Warwickshire in 2023, captaining the side for the most part. Yusuf scored two centuries in 2023, 123 vs Northants in the Championship, but also a spectacular T20 123* from 58 balls vs Wales.

Oliver Dandy

Sandwell College & Kenilworth Wardens CC

Oliver is a talented left-handed batter and wicket-keeper, who made his Second XI debut in 2022. He was recruited on to the Warwickshire Academy in the summer of 2023, mainly due to his accelerated progress in white ball cricket, whereby he contributed to very successful T20 and 50 over campaigns at the top of the order.

Oliver was the leading run scorer in Warwickshire county age group cricket in 2023 with 1014 runs. His partnership with Theo Wylie at the top of the white ball order was as destructive as any on the county circuit. Two innings particularly caught the eye – a significant 84 vs Northants in the one-day cup victory, and a ‘run-a-ball’ century (106) vs the touring Ireland U19’s.


Theo Wylie

Shrewsbury School & Shifnal CC

Theo has been on a whirlwind of a journey to higher honours through 2022 and into 2023. Theo found a niche this year opening the batting in white ball cricket, whilst switching from left arm pace to orthodox spin. He took to both roles like a ‘duck to water’ and hasn’t looked back.

His destructive top order batting with the U18’s led to his Second XI debut in the ECB T20 competition. He was then selected and impressed for the Midlands region at Super Fours, whilst also included in the WCCC first-team squad for the Metro Bank 50 over competition.

Performances throughout the season and at Super Fours, led to inclusion in an ECB invitational XI to play both Ireland and Australia U19’s in August. Such was his impact in these matches Theo was fast-tracked into the full England U19 side in the Australia series, and is travelling with the England U19’s for the quadrangular India / Bangladesh / India A series in November 2023. Theo hopes to cement a place in the U19 World Cup squad in January 2024.

Edward Batchelor

Alleynes Academy & Stone CC

A graduate of the Staffordshire pathway and Emerging Player Programme, Edward, a right-arm seamer all-rounder, has been dual registered for both counties for the last 12 months.

Following an impressive tour with WCCC to Zimbabwe in February 2023, and important contributions in both white and red ball ECB competitions throughout the summer, Edward is our latest Academy recruit.