Jonathon Bairstow has been awarded Yorkshire County Cricket Club Southern Group’s Neil Lloyd Young Cricketer of the Year award for the second time in his career at the Club.
The batsman/wicket keeper was first awarded the silver salver in 2009 and was presented it at the 2010 Yorkshire v Lancashire match.
Bairstow’s 2011 award was presented to his mother and Yorkshire County Cricket Club Cricket Administrator Janet Bairstow and friend and fellow player Richard Pyrah, who stood in on Jonny’s behalf.
The award, presented by current Southern Group Chairman Martin Howe, is made annually in memory of Neil Lloyd. The Wakefield-born left-hand batsman played for Yorkshire Second XI and England Young Cricketers and sadly died aged 17 in 1982, from an infection caused by a rare virus.
Past winners include former Yorkshire skippers Martyn Moxon and Darren Gough and Tim Bresnan and most recently by Adam Lyth in 2010.
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