April 26, 2014

County cricket

Football fans sponsor Yorkshire batsman

ESPNcricinfo staff

A group of football fans have dipped into their pockets to sponsor a county cricketer for the 2014 season.

A number of York City supporters, known as the Derwent Reds, are backing Yorkshire batsman Jack Leaning in his first season as a full professional having gone to school with him or having played alongside him at club level.

Fourteen of the friends have contributed with the rest coming from the landlady of their local pub the Derwent Arms, Sue King.

One of those involved, Andrew Hay, told The Press: "We thought it would be a nice gesture to sponsor Jack in his first capped season as we all know him."

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