Full name Edward George Barnard
Born November 20, 1995, Shrewsbury
Current age 22 years 185 days
Major teams England Under-19s, Shropshire, Worcestershire, Worcestershire Under-19s
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
|First-class debut||Hampshire v Worcestershire at Southampton, May 31-Jun 3, 2015 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Worcestershire v Essex at Worcester, May 11-13, 2018 scorecard|
|List A debut||Worcestershire v Yorkshire at Worcester, Jul 30, 2015 scorecard|
|Last List A||Yorkshire v Worcestershire at Leeds, May 23, 2018 scorecard|
|T20s debut||Warwickshire v Worcestershire at Birmingham, May 22, 2015 scorecard|
|Last T20s||Derbyshire v Worcestershire at Derby, Aug 18, 2017 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|3*, 3/75||Worcs||v Yorkshire||Leeds||23 May 2018||LA|
|23*, 1/28||Worcs||v Derbyshire||Worcester||19 May 2018||LA|
|3/49, 2, 0/53, 29||Worcs||v Essex||Worcester||11 May 2018||FC|
|1/73, 66||Worcs||v Surrey||The Oval||4 May 2018||FC|
|4, 1/62, 12||Worcs||v Notts||Worcester||27 Apr 2018||FC|
|5/52, 50, 6/37, 45*||Worcs||v Somerset||Taunton||20 Apr 2018||FC|
|0/54, 40, 2/57, 4||Worcs||v Hampshire||Southampton||13 Apr 2018||FC|
|75, 2/39, 2/28||Worcs||v Durham||Worcester||25 Sep 2017||FC|
|2/58, 30, 1/41||Worcs||v Leics||Worcester||12 Sep 2017||FC|
|4/71, 55, 3/78||Worcs||v Notts||Nottingham||5 Sep 2017||FC|
Ed Barnard, a seam-bowling allrounder, is one of a talented group of players developed through the Worcestershire Academy and promising better times for the club. Initially impressing in the professional game more as a bowler - he graduated to the first team in the summer of 2015 and soon made himself a first-choice selection in white-ball cricket - Barnard had previously won two man-of-the-match awards at England U-19 level for his batting: he made a century in an U-19 Test against South Africa in January 2013 - helping his side to victory despite slumping to 89 for 5 in their first innings - and 93 against the UAE in the U-19 World Cup in February 2014.
He had a solid first full season in 2016, his director of cricket Steve Rhodes arguing that he performed better in first-class cricket than his figures suggested (430 runs at 26.88 batting low in the order, and 31 wickets at 43.58).
2017 was even better. He claimed 47 Championship wickets - and averaged 36. 25 with the bat - to play a big part in Worcestershire's promotion. In white ball cricket, he played an ever greater part with the bat topping the team's batting averages in the Royal London Cup (albeit boosted by several 'not outs') and bowled only 43 balls in T20 cricket.
A former pupil of Shrewsbury School - he became the eighth pupil from the school to sign for a first-class county in six years when he agreed a summer contract in 2014 - Barnard previously represented Shropshire in Minor Counties cricket and Shrewsbury in the Birmingham League.
With other clubs starting to show interest in him, Barnard signed a new three-year deal with Worcestershire to secure his future at the club until the end of 2018.