- Date of birth: 4th August 2000, Leeds
- Role: Right-arm leg-spinner bowler, right-handed batsman
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Josh Sullivan is a leg-spinner from Leeds who once claimed 5-2 whilst playing for Yorkshire Under 14s. Spectacular, hey. There was more where that came from in 2021 when given his first-team chance!
The older brother of Academy left-arm spinner Harry, Josh claimed 26 wickets for the Academy and second-team in 2019 and then four wickets in three second-team friendlies in 2020.
In 2021, he played three times in the Royal London Cup – his first-team bow – and claimed a fabulous 4-11 from two overs in his second appearance against Derbyshire at Chesterfield.
Including that, two of his three appearances were victories, the other against eventual champions Glamorgan at Cardiff as the young Vikings qualified for the knockouts.
His debut had been a rainy No Result against Nottinghamshire at York in early August when he struck once.
The fabulous four-for against Derby was also rainy, with the game reduced to 10 overs per-side. It was also a season’s best haul in any cricket.
He has represented the county at Under 14s, 15s and 17s as well as the Academy and the second team, the latter across the last four seasons.
In three years of Academy cricket between 2017 and 2019, he claimed 65 wickets with a best of 5-73 early last year in a Yorkshire Premier League North victory over Beverley Town.
Sullivan, who has played recent league cricket for Methley, is seen a big spinner of the ball whose early development has been more advanced in red ball cricket rather than white.
He represented the ECB’s Elite Player Development North Under 17s side in 2018, although had to deal with a stress fracture in his back around the age of 16.
Sullivan’s aforementioned 5-2 came in a 45-over win over Lincolnshire Under 14s at Scunthorpe in July 2014, with Yorkshire winning by five wickets having bowled the hosts out for 85.
He bowled nine overs, including a fabulous eight maidens.