Full name Barney Peter Gibson
Born March 31, 1996, Leeds, Yorkshire
Current age 21 years 143 days
Major teams Yorkshire, Yorkshire 2nd XI, Yorkshire Academy, Yorkshire Under-13s, Yorkshire Under-14s, Yorkshire Under-15s
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
Education Crawshaw School, Pudsey
|Only First-class||Durham MCCU v Yorkshire at Durham, Apr 27-29, 2011 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|0/29||Yorks 2nd XI||v Lancs 2nd XI||Leeds||10 Sep 2014||Other|
|17, 18||Yorks 2nd XI||v MCC YC||Shenley||12 Aug 2014||Other|
|22||Yorks 2nd XI||v MCC YC||Shenley||11 Aug 2014||Other OD|
|16, 20||Yorks 2nd XI||v Leics 2nd XI||York||5 Aug 2014||Other|
|0||Yorks 2nd XI||v Leics 2nd XI||Barnsley||4 Aug 2014||Other OD|
|7, 1c/0s||Yorks 2nd XI||v Durham 2nd||York||6 May 2014||Other T20|
|3c/0s, 0*||Yorks 2nd XI||v Lancs 2nd XI||Leeds||2 May 2014||Other T20|
|1c/0s, 0, 2c/0s||Yorks 2nd XI||v Lancs 2nd XI||Leeds||28 Apr 2014||Other|
|8, 0||Yorkshire||v Northants||Northampton||8 Apr 2014||Other|
|3*, 0*||Yorks 2nd XI||v Durham 2nd||Gosforth||13 Aug 2013||Other|
Barney Gibson, a wicketkeeper, became the youngest cricketer to play in a first-class match in England when he made his Yorkshire debut on 27 April, 2011 at the age of 15 years, 27 days, displacing Charles Young of Hampshire in the record books 144 years after the latter represented Hampshire at the age of 15 years, 131 days in 1867.
Gibson was granted time off by his school in Pudsey in order to play, expressing his delight at missing triple science as a result. After a shaky start - not surprising given that England pace bowler Ajmal Shahzad was leading the Yorkshire attack -- Gibson settled his nerves by holding a spectacular catch in the 10th over to dismiss opener Luc Durandt off Oliver Hannon-Dalby. He went on to hold six catches in the match and took a single from the one delivery he faced with the bat.
Gibson had appeared in three Second XI matches before his call-up but subsequently resumed his development in Yorkshire's age-group sides, appearing for the Academy and Under-17 teams in 2012. His meteoric rise did not last, however, and he requested his release from the county to pursue other interests before the start of the 2015 season.