Knaresborough youngster Jonny Tattersall shocked at England call

Knaresborough teenager Jonny Tattersall says he is nervous but excited ahead of representing England as 12th man.

Tattersall, 18, has been called up as one of four substitute fielders for the Headingley Test Match against New Zealand which starts on Friday.

As 12th man, Tattersall would carry out drinks for the England stars and replace them in the field when they are injured or in need of a comfort breaks.

He will also bowl at the international stars in the nets before each day’s play.

The youngster said: “It was a bit of a shock call up. My academy coach rang to me I had been selected and I was revising for an exam at the time.

“It hadn’t crossed my mind that I would be called up.

“It’s exciting. It’ll be a great experience to run out in front of a full house at Headingley but it will be nerve-wracking.”

Tattersall enjoyed an excellent weekend with the bat as he helped Knaresborough move top of Aire-Wharfe Division Two with a composed 93 not out.

He then struck 102 for Yorkshire Academy on Sunday as they beat Doncaster Town by 140 runs.

The King James pupil has risen through the ranks at Yorkshire and has been called up to play second team cricket.

He also toured South Africa for five weeks over the winter as part of the England U-19’s squad.