History maker who bettered Trescothick
Fin Bean set quite the launchpad for what will hopefully be a sparkling career when, in 2022, he racked up a remarkable 441 in a Second XI Championship match, breaking the competition record for the highest ever individual score.
By starring in a draw against Nottinghamshire at the Lady Bay ground in late June, Bean, a left-handed opener, broke England legend to be Marcus Trescothick’s previous record of 322 for Somerset some 25 years earlier.
It went a long way to earning the York-born player a rookie contract at Headingley, and later in the second he went on to debut in the first team and score half-centuries in both the One-Day Cup and the County Championship.
Bean started the summer working as a mechanic and playing YPL North League cricket for York.
This is actually Bean’s second bite at the county cricket cherry.
He first pulled on the white rose at Under 14s level, progressing through the age-groups and then representing England Under 19s in the summer of 2019.
But, having also played for the Academy and the county’s second team, he opted to move away from cricket and left Yorkshire at the end of the 2020 summer.
Thankfully, he decided to give pro cricket a second crack, something all connected with the club are delighted about.