William Andrew Luxton
- Date of birth: 6th May 2003, Keighley, Yorkshire
- Role: Right-handed batsman
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Yorkshire have signed up six players to the 2021 Academy. Here, head coach Richard Damms talks us through each player’s role, ability, aims and potential.
“Luxy is a right-hand top order batsman. He’s opened the batting through his county age-group stuff and has done the same with us.
“He impressed last year, very much so, in the intra-squad games we played. He caught the eye of Galey, and also Dave Willey in equal measure with his white-ball prowess.
“In previous years, he’s scored hundreds for our Under 17s. He’s another one who has wintered well, and we think a lot about him.
“He’s a product of Bradford Grammar School, but I think he’s actually more from Skipton way.
“He hits it a long way for a lad who is quite wiry, and he’s also an outstanding fielder.
“We’re looking at developing both sides of his game – red and white ball. We certainly don’t pigeonhole anyone at this age. The game will sort that for them.
“It’s up to him to score as many runs as he can in whichever team he plays for to push for the second-team and beyond.”