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A bright young pacer, George Scrimshaw is a professional English cricketer for the Derbyshire County Club. Born and brought up in Burton, he played for a few clubs including Staffordshire until the U-17 age group before making his Worcestershire 2nd XI debut when he was just 16 years old and then deservingly getting his first professional contract by the time he was 18, back in 2017.
Scrimshaw first brokedown with back problems in Abu Dhabi during Worcestershire's pre-season preparations in 2018. As a result of taking much of the campaign off to fully recuperate, he made just one outing all season. Having the 2020 campaign largely bulldozed by the Covid-19 pandemic made little difference to Scrimshaw from a cricketing perspective. Worcestershire was hardly likely to extend his three-year deal and he became one of the dozens released at the end of a truncated campaign.
After striking a deal with Derbyshire, he’d convinced Dave Houghton he was worthy of a one-year deal. He made his senior debut against Durham on April 22nd, 2021, and scalped a single wicket of Stuart Poynter.
Listed as one of the bowlers to watch out for in the future, Scrimshaw’s comeback is dealing with his expectation against what is possible. Recovering back from injury, he cannot hope his pace to be what was in 2017and playing in the senior squad of Derbyshire in the 2021 County Championship, he is certainly making amends for the lost time.
(As of June 2021)