Derbyshire sign Barnes on loan

Friday 7th August 2020
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Written by Stephen Martin

Derbyshire have signed former England Under-19s all-rounder Ed Barnes on loan from Yorkshire until the end of the season.

The 22-year-old will join up with the squad ahead of the Bob Willis Trophy match away to Leicestershire, which starts on Saturday 8 August at The Fischer County Ground.

The fast-bowler has been a consistent performer in Yorkshire’s Academy and latterly Second XI, taking 152 wickets since 2013.

Most recently, Barnes claimed 12 wickets in last season’s Second XI Championship at an average of 22.83.

With Ravi Rampaul’s arrival delayed by the extension of border closures in Trinidad and Tobago, Barnes will provide added depth in Derbyshire’s seam bowling attack during the condensed 2020 season.

Head of Cricket, Dave Houghton, said: “With the quick turnaround in games, it’s vital that we have a good number of quality seam bowlers to rotate.

“Ed comes highly recommended and his talent has been recognised at a young age with experience at England Under-19s level.

“I’d like to thank Yorkshire for allowing Ed to join us on loan and I’m looking forward to seeing him grasp this opportunity to impress in a first-team environment.”

Barnes added: “My game has come on a lot in recent years and I’m ready to make the step up to first-class cricket.

“Derbyshire have a really exciting pace attack and hopefully I can offer something different and contribute whenever I get an opportunity.”

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