Jack Timby of Leeds/Bradford UCCE has won this year’s Walter Lawrence Universities Award with an innings of 152 scored against Loughborough UCCE at Loughborough on April 15. His 152 , scored off 152 balls, beat the record for the highest individual score by a Leeds/Bradford UCCE player in one-day cricket and his stand of 184 with Josh de Caires for the second-wicket is a new club best for any wicket in the format.
Born in Boston, Lincolnshire, Jack remembers the innings as a bit of a grind at the start against a spirited Loughborough bowling attack before going through the gears and gradually putting his foot down. The 22-year-old, who is in his fourth year at university studying for a Masters in Management & Finance, had a fine season with the bat scoring 341 runs at an average of 89 in the BUCS 50-over games and 195 runs (avge. 39) in the T20 matches.
Among the many influences on his cricket career so far, Jack names his father, as well as Elliot Wilson at the Worcestershire CCC Academy and Tom Craddock the High-Performance Coach for the County Age Group pathway and the Development squad at Yorkshire CCC. Having played one Second XI game for Worcestershire against Scotland, Jack has high hopes of furthering his career with the county.
Jack is the third Leeds/Bradford player of the last four University Award winners and he will receive £500 and a special medallion at the Walter Lawrence Trophy Presentations Dinner in the Long Room at Lord’s on November 3.