Matthew Fisher

Matthew Fisher

Joined: 02 Apr 2014, 09:31

23 Dec 2016, 07:48 #1

Named captain of the England U19 team for part of the tour India in the New Year. Congrats to him on that.

Also, didn't know if it was common knowledge, I certainly didn't know but he's deaf in one ear. Even more credit to the young man for overcoming obstacles like this at an early age.
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Joined: 21 Jan 2004, 19:13

23 Dec 2016, 08:53 #2

Great news, but with a caviat.

This would mark Fisher out as a future Yorkshire captain. Richard Dawson, Slow Joe Sayers & Azeem Rafiq were all FYCs. The first two fell by the wayside whilst Azeem had to leave the club to recover his mojo.
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Joined: 20 Oct 2013, 20:03

23 Dec 2016, 11:11 #3

Don't see Matthew as a future Yorkshire captain. For the same reason that Joe Root won't be.
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Joined: 13 Feb 2014, 21:14

24 Dec 2016, 09:38 #4

More interested to see some young Yorkshire lads in the squad. I was lead to believe we were going through a dry patch but when you factor in Barnes, Brooks, Fisher etc maybe the conveyor belt is still in full flow.

Would be great if Brooks could push through. A home grown batsman is exactly what we need.
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Joined: 06 Nov 2013, 09:50

24 Dec 2016, 12:10 #5

Harry Brook is still only 17. He will be heavily involved with 'A' levels next year. He is indeed Yorkshire born
having learned his early cricket at Burley-in-Wharfedale. However he is now away at school outside the county. In term time the school will lay claim to his cricketing services. Only during the holidays and on occasion will he be able to concentrate fully on his development at Yorkshire.
Nevertheless he is full of promise, appearing to have a full range of shots and an excellent opening batsman's temperament. He has the additional welcome advantage of being right-handed !
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Joined: 13 Feb 2014, 21:14

24 Dec 2016, 13:28 #6

Thanks JollyD great summary.
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Joined: 21 Aug 2013, 19:47

28 Dec 2016, 21:15 #7

Couple of interesting links below with a bit more info about Harry. The Ilkley Gazette one is now a couple of years old but worth a read.


http://www.sedberghschool.org/senior/Ne ... icleId/374

http://www.ilkleygazette.co.uk/sport/10 ... d_breaker/
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Joined: 03 Sep 2014, 13:34

30 Dec 2016, 13:50 #8

If Harry Brook's at Sedbergh School he's only "outside the county" if you recognise the 1974 Keith Joseph reorganisation of local govt. I would have thought most readers of this site consider Sedbergh still to be part of the West Riding ...
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Joined: 17 Oct 2013, 20:44

30 Dec 2016, 16:42 #9

Even more to the point, Simon, in the Rules of Yorkshire CCC the County is DEFINED as that existing before the boundary changes.
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Joined: 03 Sep 2014, 13:34

30 Dec 2016, 22:51 #10

Well there you go then, as good or better than handed down on tablets of stone from Mount Sinai ...
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