County Stats (19/20 season)
Jack Shutt debuted for Yorkshire’s first team in the pressure cooker of a Roses Vitality Blast clash at Emerald Headingley in late July 2019, and the off-spinner made an immediate impact.
A product of Barnsley, Shutt removed experienced Lightning duo Steven Croft and Liam Livingstone, although couldn’t prevent a nine-run defeat. Thankfully, there was more to come.
Shutt, 22, went on to take 10 wickets in seven games, including a stunning 5-11 from four overs to inspire a come-from-behind win over Durham at Emirates Riverside in late August. They were, and remain, the second best figures in Yorkshire’s T20 history behind Tim Bresnan’s 6-19 against Lancashire at Headingley in 2017.
Shutt’s first experience of first-team exposure came when he was named in the squad for a late season County Championship match against Surrey at the Oval in 2017 having impressed in Yorkshire’s second team.
Earlier in the summer, the fledgling off-spinner had returned a man-of-the-match four-wicket display in the one-day Trophy final win over Middlesex at Headingley.
He first wore the White Rose in an Academy match against a Scotland Development side in 2013, shortly after his 16th birthday. He took three wickets, including the scalp of now full international – Huddersfield-born – Safyaan Sharif.
Shutt went on to represent the White Rose under 17s and 19s and debuted for the second-team in an early 2015 four-day friendly against Kent in Canterbury when Jonny Tattersall, Andrew Hodd, Rich Pyrah, Liam Plunkett, Matthew Waite and Ben Coad were all in the team.
Shutt played two full seasons for the Academy in 2016 and 2017 on top of a handful of games beforehand and took 53 wickets for them.
To date, he has taken 61 wickets for the county’s second XI.
In that aforementioned Trophy final, Shutt returned figures of 4-19 from 3.3 overs, mopping up the tail as Middlesex forlornly chased a target of 279 in 38 overs. In the first innings, affected by rain, Harry Brook hit a stunning 112 to catch the eye of Andrew Gale and the first-team coaches.
But Shutt’s display with the ball earned him the second-team Performance of the Year award.
Shutt started his cricketing career at home club Elsecar.
In preparation for 2020, he was working on improving his batting in the Indoor nets and went on a month-long spin bowling camp to Mumbai – run by former England spinner Peter Such – alongside James Logan through February.