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Brooks and Plunkett awarded County Caps

— 2 August 2013

Ahead of today’s LV= County Championship match against Warwickshire at Headingley, Yorkshire captain Andrew Gale has awarded full caps to both Jack Brooks and Liam Plunkett.

Both players joined the Club last winter and have excelled this season with some outstanding performances.

Brooks, 29, who joined from Northamptonshire, has taken 26 First-Class wickets this season from six matches with an average of 17.03, the best bowling average at the Club. His proactive approach with ball in hand has made him a members’ favourite with his passion and enthusiasm coming to the fore. 

Plunkett, the former England seamer, came to Headingley at the start of the season after a distinguished career with Durham. The 28-year-old has taken 30 wickets from eight matches with an average of just over 21. The Middlesbrough-born all-rounder has also contributed with the bat including 51 and 68 respectively against Surrey this season in the County Championship.   

“Jack (Brooks) and Liam (Plunkett) fully deserve their County caps,” said Director of Cricket Martyn Moxon. 

“It is an exceptionally special moment for any Yorkshire player and they should both be immensely proud. Their presence has enhanced the squad this season and they have fitted in well to the dressing room. 

“With many matches still to come this season, and with the added responsibility of being a capped player, I am sure Jack and Liam will flourish and be part of what promises to be an exciting climax to the 2013 season in the top flight of County cricket.”