Yorkshire CCC’s Jack Shutt hopes working with Dom Bess will help him find consistency
The 23-year-old bowler found opportunities limited during the Covid-19 shortened 2020 campaign, although he was able to make his first-class debut in the Bob Willis Trophy.
Barnsley-born Shutt broke through into the first-team reckoning at Headingley via the T20 Blast in 2019, taking 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.
Shutt admitted his form during the truncated summer was hit and miss and is keen to improve his game in all formats, believing working alongside Bess - formerly on loan at Yorkshire and who returns to Headingley on a four-year deal next year - will only be beneficial to his own game.
“Even though he’s only young, he’s played quite a lot of cricket now, both at county level and internationally,” said Shutt. “He’s definitely someone I’d hope to be able to learn from.
“Nobody really knows how much he will be away with England, so there could be opportunities in the red-ball stuff when he’s away.
“My performances were a bit up and down this year, but I think I’ll learn from them. Hopefully, next year I’ll get more opportunities and can be a bit more consistent.”
Yorkshire’s director of cricket, Martyn Moxon, said Shutt was a player the club regarded as having potential to improve across all formats of the game.
““Obviously he’s had limited opportunity in this shortened summer to play in the first team and he’s shown he’s someone who’s continuing to develop,” said Moxon.
“The great asset that Jack has is that he spins the ball and we need to invest some time in him to help him develop. He’s certainly someone with huge potential.”
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