Josh de Caires: Michael Atherton’s son scores century in friendly against Yorkshire

Josh de Caires, the teenage son of former England captain Michael Atherton, scored an unbeaten hundred for Leeds/Bradford MCC Universities against Yorkshire on the third and final day of their friendly match.

Josh de Caires, the teenage son of former England captain Michael Atherton, scored an unbeaten hundred for Leeds/Bradford MCC Universities against Yorkshire on the third and final day of their friendly match.

The 18-year-old De Caires, who last August signed a three-year deal with Middlesex, resumed the day 94 not out at Headingley against a bowling attack comprising of England international David Willey, plus Ben Coad, Steven Patterson and Matt Fisher.

De Caires duly made his way to three figures, was caught off a no-ball on 103, before retiring not out on 118 (from 292 deliveries) to help his side to 302-3 at lunch in response to Yorkshire’s 485-5 declared.

De Caires, who came through the Middlesex academy and made his second XI bow for the county aged 15, is yet to make his first-class debut.

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