Jonny Bairstow awarded his county cap

Jonny Bairstow was awarded his 1st XI County Cap ahead of Day 1 of the Yorkshire v Worcestershire LV= County Championship match at Scarborough. He was awarded for his consistent performances for the White Rose county since he debuted in June 2009.

Martyn Moxon said, “Jonny has followed on from a promising season last season and has consolidated that now with a double hundred and a hundred and has fully deserved this award. He’s been a consistent performer and has scored over two-and-a-half thousand runs now in Championship cricket which is a great effort”.

“I’m sure he’ll go on to bigger and better things. If he continues to develop as he is there is no doubting his talent and hopefully he’ll go on and fulfil that talent”.

The son of the former England wicketkeeper David Bairstow, Jonny’s talent with the bat was evident from an early age. An early starter with Yorkshire’s Under-15s, he was named Young Wisden Schools Cricketer of the Year in 2007 having already played for Yorkshire’s Second Eleven and their Academy side, and represented England Under-17.

He has scored 2508 first-class runs with help of two centuries and twenty fifties.

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