Bairstow named Player of the Week

Yorkshire and England wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow has been voted Specsavers County Championship Player of the Week following his fine performance during the second round of 2016 fixtures.

The 26-year-old took Yorkshire from a perilous position of 41 for three to 593 for nine declared with a brilliant career-best 246 from 270 balls, which proved enough to come out on top via a twitter poll.

Bairstow received 44 per cent of the vote, beating off competition from Sam Robson, Neil Wagner and Liam Norwell.

Robson was second with 28 per cent after becoming the first Middlesex player to score a double-century and hundred in the same match, against Warwickshire at Lord’s.

Wagner’s match figures of 11-111 on his Lancashire debut saw him finish third, a place above Norwell who struck a maiden first-class century as Gloucestershire nightwatchman against Derbyshire. 

Source: ECB

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