Full name Edward George Barnard
Born November 20, 1995, Shrewsbury
Current age 21 years 245 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||Gloucestershire v Worcestershire at Cheltenham, Jul 9-12, 2017 scorecard|
|List A debut||Worcestershire v Yorkshire at Worcester, Jul 30, 2015 scorecard|
|Last List A||Worcestershire v Surrey at Worcester, Jun 17, 2017 scorecard|
|T20s debut||Warwickshire v Worcestershire at Birmingham, May 22, 2015 scorecard|
|Last T20s||Worcestershire v Derbyshire at Worcester, Jul 19, 2017 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|0/17||Worcs||v Derbyshire||Worcester||19 Jul 2017||T20|
|15, 0/0||Worcs||v Leics||Worcester||14 Jul 2017||T20|
|4/93, 23, 1/40||Worcs||v Gloucs||Cheltenham||9 Jul 2017||FC|
|0*, 0/15||Worcs||v Warwickshire||Worcester||7 Jul 2017||T20|
|1/26, 5||Worcs 2nd XI||v Leics 2nd XI||Worcester||3 Jul 2017||Other T20|
|1/44, 9||Worcs||v Durham||Chester-le-Street||26 Jun 2017||FC|
|1/52, 16, 0/57, 4*||Worcs||v Kent||Worcester||19 Jun 2017||FC|
|0/17, 9||Worcs||v Surrey||Worcester||17 Jun 2017||LA|
|60, 0/77, 2, 1/6||Worcs||v Glamorgan||Worcester||9 Jun 2017||FC|
|3/120, 22, 21||Worcs||v Sussex||Hove||2 Jun 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).
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.
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