Ed Young (cricketer)

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Ed Young
Personal information
Full nameEdward George Christopher Young
Born (1989-05-21) 21 May 1989 (age 31)
Chertsey, Surrey, England
Bowlingslow left-arm orthodox
Domestic team information
2010–2013 Gloucestershire (squad no. 30)
First-class debut11 April 2009 Oxford UCCE  v  Worcestershire
List A debut24 July 2010 Unicorns  v  Lancashire
Career statistics
Competition FC LA T20
Runs scored894271103
Batting average 33.1113.556.86
Top score1335028
Balls bowled1,7681,439462
Wickets 153118
Bowling average 71.5340.1927.83
5 wickets in innings 000
10 wickets in match000
Best bowling2/233/253/21
Catches/stumpings 13/011/00/0
Source: Cricinfo, 9 November 2019

Edward George Christopher Young (born 1989) is an English cricketer, a right-handed batsman and slow left-arm orthodox bowler who last played for Gloucestershire. He made his first-class debut for Oxford UCCE against Worcestershire in April 2009. Young signed a two-year development contract with Gloucestershire in August 2010 whilst also studying at Oxford Brookes University. [1] Young's older brother, Peter is also a cricketer and has also played 9 first-class games for Oxford UCCE. [2]


County career

Born 21 May 1989, Chertsey, Surrey, England, Young made his debut for Oxford UCCE in a 3-day match against Worcestershire. The game was affected by rain with no play on day one. Due to the weather Young bowled only 3 overs for 22 runs and was 0 not out from one ball in a drawn match. [3] Young made his highest first-class score of 133 runs from 179 balls against Lancashire in April 2011. [4] In April 2011 Young scored 80 runs from 111 balls for Oxford against Nottinghamshire in a drawn match, he also took one wicket in the match that of Andy Carter. [5] In late May 2011, Young played for Gloucestershire in a first-class match against Essex. He scored 51 not out in 126 balls in a drawn match at Bristol. [6] In June 2011, Young took 2 wickets for 32 runs in his 4 overs in a Twenty20 loss against Essex. [7] Young also starred with the ball in a Twenty20 match against Hampshire in June 2011. He conceded only 14 runs and took 2 wickets in his maximum 4 overs in a 9 run loss. [8]

In the winter of 2011, Young was part of Darren Lehmann's cricket academy in Adelaide. He returned from this experience to take a more active part in the County Championship during the 2012 season. [9]

Young played in just one County Championship game in 2013 and was consequently released by Gloucestershire on 8 October 2013. [10]

Career best performances

as of 1 October 2013

FC 133 Oxford MCCU v Lancashire Oxford 20112–23 Gloucestershire v Kent Canterbury 2012
LA 50 Gloucestershire Gladiators v Nottinghamshire Outlaws Nottingham 20113–25 Gloucestershire Gladiators v Lancashire Lightning Bristol 2012
T20 28 Gloucestershire Gladiators v Surrey Lions The Oval 20113-21 Gloucestershire Gladiators v Glamorgan Cheltenham 2013

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