NAME: Jack William Shutt DOB: June 24, 1997, Barnsley ROLE: Off-spinner, Right-handed bat NICKNAME: DID YOU KNOW?: Having finished playing for Yorkshire’s Academy, he moved to play his league cricket for 2018 at Doncaster Town
Jack Shutt is on the fringes of first-team contention, but the Barnsley product is yet to make his debut.
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 Emerald 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 just short of that 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.