Yorkshire CCC Southern Group
Jonathan Bairstow has been awarded Yorkshire County Cricket Club Southern Group’s Neil Lloyd Young Cricketer of the Year award for the second time in his career at the Club.
The batsman/wicket-keeper was first awarded the silver salver in 2009, and was presented with it at the 2010 Yorkshire v. Lancashire match.
Bairstow received the award again in 2011, and this time it was presented during the 2012 season by Southern Group Chairman Martin Howe to Jonathan’s mother and Yorkshire Cricket Administrator Janet Bairstow and friend and fellow-player Richard Pyrah, right, on the player’s behalf.
The award is made annually in memory of Neil Lloyd, the Wakefield-born left-hand batsman who played for Yorkshire Second XI and England Young Cricketers but was only 17 when he died aged 17 in 1982 from an infection caused by a rare virus.
Past winners have included former Yorkshire skippers Martyn Moxon and Darren Gough, England all-rounder Tim Bresnan, and Adam Lyth in 2010.
MISSION STATEMENT By DAVID WOOD
The Southern Group - which celebrated its Silver Jubilee in 2005 - was formed to give Yorkshire cricket followers living in the South of England an opportunity to meet and support the county club. During the season we arrange facilities at many of Yorkshire’s fixtures in the south. This can include lunch or private viewing facilities.
In the winter we hold various events including informal evenings with the players or other key figures from the County Club. An Annual Dinner or Lunch is held each autumn in London, and our recent guests have included Stewart Regan, Stephen Green, Colin Graves, Christopher Martin-Jenkins, David Byas and many of the players.
We are also active in providing financial support to the players. In the past this has included full support of the benefit funds and awards to a Young Cricketer of the Year. However, our main contribution is assisting the development of young players. This has included sponsorship to allow youngsters to play overseas in the winter.
Our first such recipient was Paul Jarvis in 1984, and over the next 16 years we sponsored 14 players including Darren Gough in 1990.
In 1997 we provided sponsorship for a new initiative which allowed the Academy staff to benefit from off-the-field inter-personal skills training, and in 1999 we provided funds towards coaching mats. In 2003 we were able to provide bats for scholarship players, and in 2004 we again provided funds to help the Academy. In 2005 we sponsored members of the Young Fast Bowling Development Squad.
Southern Group members receive a quarterly newsletter, and are able to buy the group tie or unisex pin which bear the Group logo of SG below a white rose. Membership is by donation each year, and we are currently asking for a minimum of £7.
To join the Group or get more details of our future activities please visit ycccsg.cricketarchive or email email@example.com
Southern Group events for this year are:
Wednesday, May 23: 7pm - Annual General Meeting at Calthorpe Arms, 252 Grays Inn Road, London WC1X 8JR
Friday JUne 1: Yorkshire Cricket Centre, Headingley Carnegie - Coffee and bacon rolls on arrival, plus two-course lunch
Sunday, July 22: Chesterfield - Pub lunch prior to CB40 game
Tuesday, September 11: Event at Chelsmford. Details to be confirmed
Saturday, October 27: Annual Lunch at the Royal Overseas League, London. Details to be confirmed
For more details of these or any Southern Group activities please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Day 2, 2nd Investec Test close
England v New Zealand
England 1st Innings
337 for 7 (94 overs)
Root 104 (Maiden Test century) Bairstow 64