15 years and 27 days: County cricket's youngest player

Wicketkeeper Barney Gibson became the youngest person to play first-class cricket in England when he made his debut for Yorkshire against Durham MCCU at the Racecourse Ground in Durham yesterday.

Aged 15 years and 27 days, the Pudsey schoolboy, who opens the batting for champions Pudsey Congs in the Bradford League, overtakes a record that had stood for 144 years since Charles Robertson Young appeared for Hampshire against Kent at Gravesend in June 1867, aged 15 years and 131 days.

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