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 much more to come.
Shutt, 23, 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.
In 2020, he continued his development in the Blast and also broke into Yorkshire’s four-day team, taking two wickets in three Bob Willis Trophy games against Durham, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire. They were all victories.
He is yet to make his one-day debut for the Vikings, but that is highly likely to come during the Royal London Cup in 2021.
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.
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.
In 2017, he returned a man-of-the-match four-wicket display in the Second XI one-day Trophy final win over Middlesex at Headingley.
He took 4-19 from 3.3 overs, mopping up the tail as Middlesex forlornly chased a target of 279 in 38 overs. It earned him the second-team Performance of the Year award.
His cricketing journey started at home club Elsecar, and he spent time in Mumbai prior to the 2020 summer on a spin bowling camp organised by former England spinner Peter Such.