Top-scorer Daniel gains county honours

Daniel Young
Daniel Young

Former Alnwick and Eglingham cricket club member, 21-year-old Daniel Young, was awarded his full County Cap by Northumberland County Cricket Board at the start of their final match of the season against Buckinghamshire at Jesmond last week.

Daniel has been awarded his County Cap in recognition of his progress and impressive performances during the last two seasons since making his senior county début in 2011. His top score in 2011 was 75.

This season he scored his maiden century for Northumberland at Dunstable against Bedfordshire in the Minor Counties Eastern Division Championship where he carried his bat for 123 not out of a team total of 246.

He followed this up in the second innings with 52no.

In the next match against Hertfordshire, Daniel made a second century, scoring 44 in the first innings and 103 in the second innings.

Daniel is top of the Northumberland batting averages this season scoring 425 runs with an average of 60.71. He is also second in the Minor Counties Eastern Division batting averages.

The season has been blighted with rain with three of the matches having been abandoned.

Daniel, who still lives in Alnwick when he is home from Leeds Metropolitan University where he is studying Landscape Architecture, would like to thank, in particular, Stuart Tiffin, the former manager of Northumberland Development team and current senior team manager, for all his advice and encouragement over the years and also Bobby Dodds, the Alnwick and Northumberland scorer, for his support during his early games for Northumberland.

“Both Alnwick Cricket Club and Eglingham Cricket Club have played a major role in my early cricket development and I am very grateful for their support during the early stages of my cricket career,” said Daniel.

Daniel currently plays for Benwell Hill first team in the North East Premier League.

having spent an enjoyable gap year at the ACE Cricket Academy based at The University of Western Australia Perth where he had a very successful season playing for Doubleview Carine first team in the First Grade WASTCA league.