Stone makes his County bow at Yorkshire

Burton Latimer v NCCC Academy: Ollie Stone, bowling for NCCC.'26/05/12

Burton Latimer v NCCC Academy: Ollie Stone, bowling for NCCC.'26/05/12

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Ollie Stone today becomes the latest player to appear in first-class cricket for Northamptonshire.

The 18-year-old takes the place of David Burton for the clash with Yorkshire at Headingley and head coach David Capel believes that he all the attributes to do well.

He said: “I think he’s a good cricketer in the maiing and I’m looking forward to seeing him out there.

“He’s been well regarded by Rips (David Ripley) and Rowie (Phil Rowe) for a while and we’ve been seeing a few more good signs from him.

“He’s picked up a bit of pace in the last year or so and can swing the ball and he’s got the ability to perform at first team level.”

While Stone will be making his career bow, batsman Rob White is making his first appearance of the season in the County Championship as a replacement for the injured David Sales.

And Capel says that it is a good chance for him to re-establish himself.

He added: “Rob will come in at number five with Alex Wakely going up to four.

“It an opportunity for him and one that he will be keen to take in this game and the one against Essex next week.”orthamptonshire: Peters, Middlebrook, Coetzer, Wakely, White, Hall, Murphy, de Lange, Willey, Daggett, Stone.

Yorkshire: Lyth, Root, Jaques, Gale, Bairstow, Ballance, McGrath, Azeem Rafiq, Starc, Sidebottom, Patterson