Full Name

Edward George Barnard

Born

November 20, 1995, Shrewsbury

Age

26y 224d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Fast medium

Playing Role

Bowling Allrounder

RELATIONS

AS Barnard

(father),

MR Barnard

(brother)

TEAMS

Ed Barnard, a combative seam-bowling allrounder who thrives on pressure, is one of a talented group of players developed through the Worcestershire Academy and promising better times for the club. Unlike Joe Clarke, who chose to join Nottinghamshire after the 2018 season to pursue his England ambitions, Barnard stayed put, believing that a relatively young side that had just won the T20 Blast for the first time had yet to reach its full potential.

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. That bowling return did not waver in Division One, as Worcestershire were relegated. Although his pace was not quite high enough to excite England, the respect for his talents was evident.

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 - and first attracted attention as part of England Under-19s World Cup squad that year.
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Career Averages
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC861551370373552496/3711/8929.533.2255.01251
List A515121902132623/263/2634.385.8435.3000
T201019415522331603/293/2938.859.0125.8000
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
FC86125203523163*33.55655853.7251843113570
List A5139146656126.6070095.0003629220
T20101672171343*15.50564126.41006518480
Recent Matches - Player
MatchBatBowlDateGroundFormat
WORCS vs Lancashire111/2001-Jul-2022WorcesterT20
WORCS vs Glamorgan131 & 12/25 & 1/6826-Jun-2022WorcesterFC
WORCS vs Bears20/3824-Jun-2022BirminghamT20
WORCS vs Yorkshire30/2623-Jun-2022WorcesterT20
WORCS vs Northants----18-Jun-2022WorcesterT20
Videos
Photos
Ed Barnard appeals for a wicket
Ed Barnard and Brett D'Oliveira put on a solid stand for the fifth wicket
Jake Libby and Sam Cook punch gloves at the end of Worcestershire's innings
Jake Libby is congratulated by Ed Barnard after bringing up his century
Ed Barnard celebrates his maiden first-class century
Ed Barnard scored an unbeaten half-century