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GM's Matthew Fisher breaks 91-year-old record

11th June 2013 16:09, in Cricket News

Matthew Fisher, a GM sponsored player from York, has broken a 91-year-old record to become the youngest cricketer to play in a competitive first class county game.

Matthew Fisher batting at Scarborough in his first county game

At the age of 15 years and 212 days, Matthew appeared for Yorkshire in a YB 40 match and broke the previous mark held by Glamorgan's Royston Gabe-Jones by 62 days.

"It was a great experience with the crowd behind me, particularly my teachers who allowed me to postpone a GCSE French oral exam" he said.

Fisher took 1-40 in seven overs during Yorkshire's three-wicket defeat by Leicestershire. The teenager had impressed with figures of 6-25 in a ¬second XI match against Leicester last week.

Yorkshire second team coach said: "I coached Tim Bresnan when he was in the England Under-15 side as a 14-year-old and I would say that Matthew is a better bowler than Bressie at the same stage."

Peter Wright, Gunn & Moore Managing Director, said: “What an amazing achievement and everyone at Gunn & Moore is delighted to be associated with a player with so much talent and potential. Congratulations, Matthew.”