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Ed Barnard

Role:
All Rounder
DOB:
20 November 1995 (Age 28)
Height:
6'0
Place of birth:
Shrewsbury, Shropshire

First Class Career Stats

113

Matches

4798

Runs

35.27

Batting avg

295

Wickets

30.23

Bowling avg

List A Career Stats

68

Matches

1537

Runs

39.41

Batting avg

76

Wickets

35.46

Bowling avg

T20 Career Stats

112

Matches

832

Runs

15.12

Batting avg

61

Wickets

39.21

Bowling avg

Barney enjoying life as a Bear

All-rounder Ed Barnard enjoyed a standout first season as a Bear having joined from neighbours Worcestershire in 2023 on a three-year contract.

The 28-year-old scored 1,179 across all formats and was named the Metro Bank One Day Cup Player of the Year after he top scored in the competition with 616 runs.

He also took 41 wickets, including 29 in the County Championship, the highlight of which was his first Bears’ five-fer (5-66 at Surrey).

“Edgbaston is a special place and it’s an atmosphere that doesn’t get matched around the country. To have this as my home is really exciting.”

Ed Barnard

Ed Barnard

All Rounder

Born in Shrewsbury, Ed developed through the Worcestershire Academy and went on to harvest 4,890 runs and 370 wickets for the Pears. In 2022, he was the county’s leading first-class run scorer with 895 runs at an average of 60.

The Bears’ allrounder role has been filled with distinction in recent years by the likes of Rikki Clarke, Neil Carter, Keith Barker, Tim Bresnan and Chris Woakes. And ‘Barney’ is already staking his claim to join that elite list.

In total, Barnard has played 286 matches in his career across all formats – scoring 6,604 runs (33.61 and 39.41, respectively, in FC and List A) – and taking 427 wickets.

 

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