BASHLEY paceman Brad Currie gave his prospects of an England Under-19 call a boost with a six-wicket return in the Under-17 Super 4s tournament at Loughborough.

The 17-year-old took six for 33 for the South & West against London & East, knocking over the first three opposition batsmen and then the last three, including top scorer Feroze Khushi (64).

London & East were dismissed for 221, leaving the South & West winners by 13 runs.

Currie's six-wicket salvo put the polish on a remarkable few days, the former Poole Grammar School pupil having helped Surrey Young Cricketers celebrate an Under-17 County Championship and 50-over Cup double.

The left-armer, who has played regularly for Dorset this summer, took a tidy one for 16 in Surrey’s thumping 260-run victory over Lancashire in the three-day county final at Arundel.

A few days later he wrecked Durham’s top order with three early wickets in a three for 34 return, which set up an eventual Surrey victory in the 50-over Cup final at Kibworth.

Currie, who was awarded a sports scholarship to Millfield last autumn, shone through the various Dorset junior age groups and is eyeing a Surrey Academy contract.

He said: “Everything is happening so quickly and things are going so well, so you can imagine how much I’m enjoying it all.

“I’ve played a lot of cricket, done a lot of bowling and really need to ensure I stay injury free and don’t overdo things.

“My short time at Bashley has been really enjoyable and I’m glad I made the switch. It’s been a big learning curve and they are a great bunch to play with.”

The Southern Premier League season may end next weekend but Currie will not be able to put his boots away for the winter just yet.

He added: “Millfield are in a national schools under-17 cup semi-final next week and, hopefully, a final against either Sedbergh or Shrewsbury after that so I’ve got plenty to look forward to – after which it is back to the textbooks and the A-level studies!”

Bashley are due to travel to South Wilts tomorrow.