Scorer John earns England call-up

John Virr will score at England v Pakistan
John Virr will score at England v Pakistan

Cricket scorer John Virr has received a top accolade after being asked to officiate at next month’s One Day International between England and Pakistan and Headingley.

John, from White Lee, Batley, will be part of a two-man team who will be official scorers for the match on September 1.

John became only the second scorer in Yorkshire to attain level three status last September and has been scoring for Yorkshire’s Second team for the last two seasons, while he has also officiated at several youth internationals involving England.

Very few international sides have their own official scorers and when touring England it is tradition that the home county scorers take on the role.

As regular Yorkshire first scorer John Potter will be scoring at the county’s game in Hampshire, John Virr was asked to cover.

John has been first team scorer for Hanging Heaton for the past 15 years, during which he has climbed the Association of Cricket Officials ladder.

Hanging Heaton host a county youth representative game on Monday when Yorkshire Under-13s take on Yorkshire Under-14s B team, start 11.30am.