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Hants teenager breaks 146 year-old record
Hampshire teenager Brad Taylor became the youngest player to take a wicket for the county in a competitive match, against Lancashire at Old Trafford this afternoon.
Winchester-born Taylor - at 16 years, 159 days - broke a 146 year-old record when he had Lancashire opener Stephen Moore caught at the wicket with his third ball in today’s YB40 match at Old Trafford.
Moore had made a 43-ball 51 and off-spinner Taylor, from Holybourne, nr Alton, finished with 2-50 from his eight overs after also claiming the big scalp of former Hampshire star Simon Katich, who was caught at mid-on for 22.
Charles Young, whose record as the youngest player - at 15, years 131 days - to have played first-class cricket in England was broken by Yorkshire’s Barney Gibson last year, took two wickets in his second match for the county in 1867.
But Young played before the introduction of the County Championship in 1895.
Hampshire are without England Lions trio Michael Carberry, James Vince and Danny Briggs but will secure a home semi-final if they beat Lancashire this afternoon.
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